Mortar

A collection of brickwork images, taken from discarded newspapers and magazines, hand-stitched (entirely on public transport) to this.

Made for the Fifty Bees project. I explain more, here.

I have used ‘walls’ on account of my allocated bee nesting in soft mortar joints.

Information about the fifteen walls and photographers below.

This work will never be reproduced and sold in print form, by me or anyone else. If you would like to show it online, please contact me first. All photographers must be credited.

1. Harrow School wall. Founded in 1572. Former pupils include Churchill, Byron and Trollope. Image cut from the London Evening Standard, 21.2.18. Photograph by Daniel Lynch.

2. Salisbury wall. Site of a nerve-agent attack. Image cut from the Guardian, 22.3.18. Photograph by Peter Nicholls.

3. Pier wall, St. Andrews. Where students perform a ‘traditional walk’. Image cut from the Guardian, 16.3.18. Photograph by Jane Barlow.

4. Wall of Streatham And Clapham Preparatory School, London, where pupils dressed as inspirational female figures to mark International Women’s Day. Cut from the London Evening Standard, 8.3.18. Impressed to see all the girls get named. Photograph by Ian Jones.

5. Wall behind Gemma Arterton. Cut from Time Out London, 18-24th April 2017 (2426). Photograph by Andy Parsons.

6. Wall of Brat restaurant, London. ‘A-list fanbase’. Cut from the London Evening Standard, 21.3.18. Photograph by Nigel Howard.

7. Arch wall near Borough Market, London. James Cochran mural. Each heart pays tribute to a victim of the London Bridge terror attack. Cut from the London Evening Standard, 27.3.18. Photograph by Nigel Howard.

8. Wall behind Vicky McClure in Line Of Duty. Taken from an article accusing some drama schools of shutting out working class students, on account of the ‘ludicrous’ audition fees. Cut from i newspaper, 21.10.17. Photograph by Steffan Hill.

9. Wall of 10 Downing Street, 1979. Taken following Margaret Thatcher’s election as Britain’s first female prime minister. Cut from the Guardian, 9.4.13. Photographer uncredited.

Wall in Carnaby Street London, c1963. Cut from Time Out London, 29th March – 4th April 2016. Getty Images.

11. Wall of Windsor Castle. According to the London Evening Standard (29.3.18), 100,000 people are expected to visit Windsor for the royal wedding, and, an estimated £30m will be spent on security measures. They are worried that activists will ‘dress up as homeless people’ after a local Tory leader called for the police to ‘hide the homeless’ before the event. Photographer uncredited.

13. Wall of the Giraffe House, London Zoo. Cut from the Guardian, 20.3.18. Still trying to locate photographer.

13. Wall of the Switch House, Tate Modern, London. Cut from Time Out London, 13-19 December 2016 (2410). Photograph by Ed Marshall.

14. Wall of a house on Rue Gentil-Bernard, Paris. Where Yves Klein did his ‘Leap Into The Void’, 1960. Photo by Harry Shunk and János Kender. Cut from Time Out London, 23-29th February 2016 (2368).

15. Theresa May’s fake wall. Building a Britain fit for the future. Cut from the Guardian, 6.3.18. Photograph by Frank Augustein.

All of my work is numbered, this piece is 872.

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