St Ives, Cornwall, August 2021
The British Library 2021
The British Library have acquired both the Excuses book and the zine 'Why Would We Want to Face This?' for their contemporary artist book and zine collections.
Video showing Excuses book: https://youtu.be/bB6SR6cFQtA
Video showing the zine: https://youtu.be/rmoSMgparAs
Excuses book available to purchase in a unique series of 10. Images printed then Excuses stitched for each one uniquely, no two identical. POA, please contact Ilya.
Zine 'Why Would We Want to Face This?' £5 including postage. A7 sized
Newlyn Art Gallery
October 2020-January 2021
'The Silence Is Deafening' curated by Abi Hutchinson on behalf of Black Voices Cornwall. A multimedia exhibition including handmade placards from the protests in Cornwall such as the No Going Back Sundays demonstrations, testimonies from local people and soundscapes inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as photography by Ilya Fisher and Gav Goulder.
“The effects the Black Lives Matter movement have on our local people and their stories that go hand-in-hand show us that racism still exists and we still have a long way to go in fighting this battle. I strongly and wholeheartedly believe every voice raised against racism chips away at its power.”
– Abi Hutchinson (BVC’s Cultural Director).
Solo Exhibition 2018
Far Far Away
Fine Art Photography Exhibition
21st August- 10th September 2018
Scarlett Wines, Lelant TR27 6JG
Photobook: Val on the Wall 2018
Artist Valerie Davide (1938-2017) is best known for her quirky animal paintings and beautiful watercolour splashed figures. However, Val painted everywhere -including on the walls of her home in East Sussex. Val was my stepmother and when she died I photographed the walls of the house where she and my father lived in. This book is an invitation to take a glimpse at these walls and see a little of the great joy she spread everywhere.
Val on the wall is for sale at Artisan, the shop at Tremenheere, near Penzance and at The St Ives Society of Artists, or contact me for a copy.