Events

Painting Demo at The New Artist Fair

Painting Demo at The New Artist Fair

On Saturday, 14 September, I'll be giving a painting demo at the New Artist Fair in London, Truman Brewery, from 5-6 pm (setting up from 4 if you're in the area earlier ;) Founded in 2011 the New Artist Fair is one of the most popular artist-led art fairs in London, featuring high quality artwork by emerging and recently established artists from around the world. I will be one of several artists offering demonstrations throughout the weekend on the Art Experiences stand. Founded by artist Minna George in 2018, Art Experiences offers  accessible and unique art experiences for art lovers and art enthusiasts of all levels to immerse themselves in a...

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West Dean College of Arts and Crafts - Exhibition of Work in Progress

West Dean College of Arts and Crafts - Exhibition of Work in Progress

"The future is asking, Are you really Syrious?" original work by Melanie Hodge inspired by Leonora Carrington, Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali & Edward James As part of my Step Up course with Outside In at the West Dean College of Arts and Crafts I exhibited work in progress at the West Dean Open Weekend 31 May - 2 June.  Featured were a series of reflections and responses I've put together from my research so far, a small reproduction of the above collage work, and an original work on glass only partially completed (pictured below). I'm hoping to have the glass painting finished...

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Key Note Speaker at the DSFA / EUFASA Conference

Key Note Speaker at the DSFA / EUFASA Conference

On 13 May I was invited to give the key note address at the European Families and Spouses Association (EUFASA) conference being hosted by the UK's Diplomatic Service Families Association (DSFA) in London. The audience of delegates came from across Europe and represented over a dozen national families associations, supporting diplomats and their families posted around the world. The topic of my presentation was 'A Creative Life Away from Home' and focused on how to develop and sustain a creative career as an expat.  It was (and remains!) a topic very close to my heart and it was a pleasure to give the presentation alongside...

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Brighton Artists Open Houses, May 2019

Brighton Artists Open Houses, May 2019

Fishermen's Huts, Hastings ©MJHodge I'm pleased to be exhibiting my Sussex series of print art prints and cards at Salon des Sources this May! My first show with them last Christmas was a fantastic experience: with endlessly wonderful art, conversation, and warming cups of tea.  Please follow Salon des Sources on Facebook for a taste of all the artists and makers I'll be exhibiting alongside and mark your diaries for all the weekends in May. If you'd like to catch me in person, then I'll be there on Sundays, 12 and 19 May :) For full venue details and map location...

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The Artist's Voice & Outside In Commissions

The Artist's Voice & Outside In Commissions

  Detail from Dr Quark Lord of the Greedies is asked to show a little wonder ... Greg Bromley, 2018, Mixed Media on Canvas   In May of this year the European Outsider Art Association's AGM and conference was hosted by Outside In at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, which conveniently for me was only an hour's drive away. As last year's conference took place in Poland and next year's will take place in Sweden, I am still feeling grateful that luck, timing, and geography all aligned so that I could go.  Even so, I could only attend one out of the three days of...

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