David Falkner's limited edition sticker, Pedestal I, can be seen in the window of Sunrise, in St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds. Having found the sticker, visitors can ask inside for one of the edition, along with a groving booklet. www.sunrisedirect.co.uk
Hail, o tufted composite glamour-Queen against your chess-board wall.
You bouffant Mistress of balance taking a monumental risk, standing there everso slightly askew on your, frankly dodgy, picnic-throne; your altar to impermanence.
“Oi! Get down, Bev! He ain’t looking at you. Get down! He can still only see the top of your head!…Honestly! What’s she like!”
Your picture’s buried in my garden,
Faded image of the people who’ve left,
Solitary idols, suburban flies,
Underneath my bed, only aspidistra lies.
Your name grows restless in the earth,
So lay me in the ground at twilight’s rise,
Let the grass grow, sorry soul,
Death to nostalgia, green totem pole.
David Falkner is an artist and curator. After studying Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design (1988-91), David practiced as an artist, exhibiting throughout Europe, before dedicating himself to interdisciplinary curatorial work in public-sector venues in the UK, initially at Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and Pump House Gallery London, before becoming Director of Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery in 2004 and also Dorich House Museum in 2015. Also supporting innovative practice outside of the Gallery he sits on the Board of Directors of the Live Art collective Duckie.
Lynn Whitehead started life as an actor/musician and worked all over the country for years. Later she side stepped into theatre-education working with the National Theatre, New Wolsey and Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds running youth theatre groups and working with community groups. She fell in love with storytelling and likes to collect and tell traditional stories from all round the world. She has an MA in playwriting. https://www.suffolkartlink.org.uk/meet-artist-lynn-whitehead/ Twitter @LynnyWhitehead Instagram @lynnwhitehead96 Facebook Lynn Whitehead
Ed Arantus is a conceptual artist and writer. He published his first work in the Censored Zine in 2010 and has exhibited his work ever since at venues like the Contemporary Arts Research Unit in Oxford and the Museum of Futures in Surbiton. https://edarantus.blogspot.com; Instagram @edarantus
I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.