Text Narrative Installation – By Matthew Scarlett

6 04 2009

This is my latest project, a text narrative project. This originates from my “No admittance” rant that I did last year after experiences some very over zealous gallery curators in 2007. I’ll go into a bit more detail later, but for now enjoy.




Sara Watons’ Artist Performance

6 04 2009

Sara Watson is an amazingly open minded and experimental artist. I was able to view her latest piece, a performance entitled ‘Good Weekend‘. This involved Sara lying on the floor asleep for over 30 minutes. It was an amazing, spiritual performance! I never been much for performance art, but this was something else. Sara has done some other installation work, but I’m still getting over her performance piece.

FA2002 Proposal

24 01 2009

In God We Trust

Being a member of ‘The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints” (commonly known as the Mormon’s) all of my life, one could say that religion is important to me. I would to create a project based on people relationship and social interaction with religion, whether for good or bad, from a personal perspective, or from a media perspective.


Due to my location, I would prefer to split my studio time between researching around the Lancaster area, and time in the studio.


I’ve have an interest in both paper sculpture and installation art, and I would like to develop further with both. I would also like to include some drawing as well, whether it be in planning of the installation, or in the final piece.


– gain a better insight into the world of religion.

– To better understand installation art, looking at aspects such as, construction, transportation, presentation and cost.

– create a fusion of contemporary religious artists and installation art.

A Mighty Change Of Heart. 251 word Synopsis.

20 11 2008

As a fledgling artist, I realise that soon I’ll have to work out what place I’ll take in the Art world. The question of “What is art?” can be as long and complicated as “what’s love?” Say “Art” to people and they’ll refer to various Turner prize-winners, or art that has made it to the mass media, with a cynical comment about what is and isn’t art.

Listening to an interview with Martin Creed on radio 4, I had a similar cynical moment. Creed was introducing his latest piece, number 850, which consists of a single runner running through the 86-metre length of the Tate gallery.

Creed explained that in his youth, he thought art was something that we look at, something hanging on the wall. Creed continued to explain that art was more to him than that, hence his latest piece.

I sneered at Creeds comments, with the usual “it’s all right for him, but if I tried that” remark, along with the question of; is this really art?

During my visit to the Liverpool Biannual, I experienced a mighty change of heart. At the end of the day, I found myself agreeing with Creeds interpretation of what art.

The five pieces that changed me that day were; Yongbaek Lee “Break Through” and “Angel Solider”, Leandro Erlich’s “Carousel”, Yayoi Kusama “Gleaming Lights of the Souls”, Richard Wilson “Turning the Place Over” and Annette Messager “La Dernière Séance”.

I would like to explain what brought about that “mighty change of heart”.

The lastest stuff, including George Bush.

19 11 2007

just a snap of my latest work, including a picture of George Bush that went horribly wrong


Back to life drawing………worst luck!

5 11 2007

As you might have guessed, I don’t like life drawing, so image my surprise (so to speak) when I discovered that I ‘have to’ do it as part of my Drawing and image making course. Great! But there is a silver lining, and it’s that this academic year, we only have to do it for 9 weeks (9 sessions).

Anyway here’s some of my latest life drawing stuff.


Life Drawing My Own Way

6 05 2007

Usually in our life-drawing sessions, we are instructed by our tutor of what mediums to use, and sometimes what style to draw. For our last few sessions we were able to choose for ourselves, how to draw.

Although we were given this freedom that doesn’t mean that I enjoyed life-drawing any more than I usually do. I still find life-drawing boring, and tedious.

However, here are my efforts.