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News and updates

I’ll be updating and extending this website over the coming weeks and months to include some new ventures and projects I’ll be embarking on…….more on that shortly….   I worked with 20 Primary and Secondary schools across the Northwest as well as two PRU’s based on dark fairy tales for the opening of Into The […]

Published: 27th November 2012

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Teacher Insets & CPD

I regularly run inset sessions for teachers, TA’s, trainee teachers and whole school staff. I deliver a range of different sessions or I can come up with a bespoke session dependent on your requirements. I’m currently writing several inset workshops for the Whitworth Art Gallery that I ‘ll be delivering in 2011.

Published: 3rd November 2010
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Artwork

Some artists like to use one medium all their lives and become a true master of that medium. I’ve always loved the continual learning process of experimenting with and adapting different techniques and mediums to my own styles. I’ve had the pleasure of working with and learning from artists from many different fields. My continual […]

Published: 2nd November 2010
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Bookmaking

Bookmaking is yet another obsession. I make books from anything and everything. Found text, photographs, drawings and prints are often re-bound in old antiquated book covers. There are pages here are from Volume One of the collected lyrics of my band The Hurtful Taunts.¬†Every page is made using different techniques and ways of presenting type. […]

Published: 30th October 2010
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Poetry/Max Seymour

Alongside art and music, writing has always been my other passion. Apart from lyrics penned for post-school bands, I’d always kept my poetry and stories under lock and key until in 1997 I anonymously entered a tape of surreal poetry for the National Performance Poetry Prize and was terrified to hear I had subsequently won […]

Published: 28th October 2010
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The Hurtful Taunts & Music

The Hurtful Taunts is my ongoing non-profit musical project. A sprawling musical collective, the group encompasses not only music but art, costume, dance, film, poetry and beyond. The stories and sounds are rooted in the world of Americana and embrace Tex-Mex, Mariachi, Flamenco, blues, gospel, traditional country, gypsy and a whole host of other disparate […]

Published: 27th October 2010
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Commissions & Exhibitions

I currently have an exhibition on at The John Ryland’s Library on Deangate in Manchester. This has been on throughout the summer and is due to end shortly. It includes box artworks, dioramas, books, photos, collage and lyrics and graphic design all linked to the music of The Hurtful Taunts. I take commissions for private […]

Published: 12th August 2010
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The Museum of Lost Stories

I am and have always been, an obsessive collector. Sometimes an old collection gets moved on to make space but suddenly a new one has started unknowingly in it’s place. I was always fascinated by peoples collections as a child, by museums and galleries and individuals boxes of keepsakes and curios, kept under beds and […]

Published: 20th July 2009
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