Tuesday 2 May 2023
Wednesday 23 November 2022
Back in the early days of this blog I featured Studson Studios (see here) who 'trash bashed' a model of Howl's Walking Castle from the film of the same name.
This was the video.
Well, now he's followed up with the flying version of the castle. Again, it's all made from household junk. And it's just as amazing.
Saturday 15 October 2022
Sunday 2 October 2022
Hello all. Sorry it's been so long.
Orders for sculptures have been understandably slow due to the cost of living crisis so I haven't really made many new pieces. Instead, I've been working on a new book and adding content to my other blog Colganology2. Yes, there was a Colganology1 but it went back to 2008 and was a bit tired and clunky. Plus, there's a new breed of ghastly rapacious ambulance chaser out there that hunts down breaches of copyright and demands money. Even though my old blogs were all about promoting the work of other artists, I was technically using their images without permission and putting myself in the firing line.
In other news, I've been de-cluttering and have sold off some older pieces. And, in the process of tidying, I dropped my weird alien snail sculpture that I made last September (see here)!
Monday 18 July 2022
Friday 8 July 2022
Another busy month!
Not much new to show you I'm afraid. It's all been pretty full on here at Colgan Towers.
Firstly, I got involved with an 'Alternative Fashion Show' to celebrate 50 years of punk. It was also to highlight the importance of recycling, re-using, repairing and upcycling. And the event was used to raise funds for the Wycombe Food Hub (as featured here).
The event was tremendous fun and designer Juliet Hamilton - who previously made stage costumes for the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Human League, amongst many others - did some extraordinary things with thrown away or donated clothes. Local people volunteered as models and I made a few props and MC'd the evening. An extremely worthwhile event and an important message in difficult times.
Thursday 2 June 2022
Things have been a bit quiet on here recently as I've been busy working on an exciting live show project with film maker Emily Brown of Catnip Films.
ARTmaster LIVE! is taking place on July 14th at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. It's a sort of spin-off from Channel 4's popular and multi award-winning Taskmaster. And it's being hosted by Alex Horne - with some assistance from me.
However, it has a different format to the TV show and involves the audience taking part in various art challenges. Meanwhile, several celeb guests including Fiona Allen (Smack the Pony), Ben Rufus Green (The Cockfields), Ninia Graham (Three Non-Blondes) and drag artiste La Voix (Britain's Got Talent) have been filmed performing a series of very strange tasks. The filming has been great fun.