Move to New Studio

This month I have moved to a new larger studio, which is not only more spacious, but has the added advantage of being on the ground floor!

Cameras installed at Down House

I spent yesterday working with Rowan Blaik head gardener at Down House, installing the outdoor cameras around the old Mulberry tree in Charles Darwin’s Garden. The four cameras, which have been mounted in strategic sites encircling the venerable tree, have been programmed to take an image every six hours, and will produce a cumulative record […]


J M W Turner’s last words are supposedly ‘the sun is God’ (though this is more than likely an invention of John Ruskin’s). Whatever the actual truth of the situation Turner’s final pronouncement seems both archaic, in that it harks back to earlier periods of actual sun worship, and curiously modern, not least because it […]

EDAU International PhD Studentship

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE International PhD Scholarship The Electronic and Digital Art Unit (EDAU), School of Art Design & Performance  Reference No INT-004MeighAndrews  Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Art, Design & Performance.  The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject […]

Making Visible the Invisible: March 10th-11th

Thursday and Friday this week I attended a fascinating two-day conversational conference Making Visible the Invisible: Art, Design and Science in Data Visualisation, devised and hosted by Dr Michael Hohl at the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield. The format of this conference was  experimental,  attempting to try out the […]

In Darwin’s Garden: Camera Tests at Down House

On Friday, Nov 26th I spent the morning at Down house installing two cameras to begin tests at the site. A Canon  EOS 5D , Mk 2  with a Pclix time-lapse device was installed in a window on the 2nd floor of the house overlooking the Mulberry tree, and an outdoor “plantcam” was set up […]

My Grandfather’s Canadian Adventures: 1922-1926

Recently retrieved photos and documents have shed some light on a previously mysterious period in my Grandfather’s early life. After leaving the army he traveled to Canada to find work in 1922 and planned to establish himself there before sending for his wife and young son (my Uncle Jack- now 89!), but after several years […]

Darwin’s Garden

On Monday, Oct 18th I visited Down House to discuss my on-going project to produce a time-lapse web-based installation at Charles Darwin’s former home in rural Kent. I met with Rowan Blaik, head gardener at Down House to discuss the next phase of the project. We have agreed that I will install some cameras to […]