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Night Flying - paper collage

I am a graduate of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge with a passion for mixed-media collage, photography and design, with a studio based in Dover UK.

My work is inspired by many stimuli such as a dream, an emotion, language, something suddenly remembered, a song, or the experience of a particular moment. Exploring a juxtaposition of reality, fantasy, aesthetics and sensation, I examine some of the transient moments of real life experiences within both shared and autobiographical contexts.

As a young boy, I was enthralled by early experiments with my Kodak Instamatic camera, and photographic imagery remains an important part of my practice today. I am passionate about analogue film, in particular exploring the unpredictable nature of expired instant Polaroid film that still performs, despite the challenge of failing chemical reaction, and creates an image imbued with an etherial beauty of its imperfection..

My postgraduate studies include 'Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation', 'Project Management', and 'Event Design' from the University Centre Folkestone.

I have been commissioned, published and my work exhibited in solo/group events throughout the UK, Europe & North America.

Some recent events:

5e Fête de l'estampe: printmaking festival -- East Kent Open Houses - open studios

All inked up: Artist's Book and Print Fair -- Reflections on the Landscape: Against the Tide

Sluice Biennial 2017 / London

and more...


Beyond the studio there is always so much more going on: whether it's the Sketchbook Project, gallery exhibitions, popular art-trails, open-air events and markets, or artist / handmade book projects.

Commissions

If you are seeking an individual piece of bespoke artwork for yourself, as a gift or to mark a special occasion please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Collaborations

I am always excited to work on collaborative projects including murals, print editions, book projects and group shows / fairs, sometimes in quite unusual locations.

Demonstrations

I have worked as an assistant university painting tutor, given demonstrations to groups, and lead small group adult tuition in printmaking and collage.

Design

I design posters / flyers for art exhibitions and events, single page stories, and unique artist-made books. Some of these are archived in the Brooklyn art library.

artwork and projects


I work with a range of mixed-media, including paper-cut collage, print, text, plus both digital and analogue photographic processes. I hope that you will find my images stimulating, and will want to explore a little further...

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Catch up on all the latest stuff happening in the studio, forthcoming events, exhibition information and dates for the diary here...

DC Postcard Show, Eastbourne

Lovely bright morning to start the 2nd weekend of the Devonshire Collective inaugural DC Postcard Show in Eastbourne today. The show will be displayed at the Devonshire Collective DC3 Project Space, at 1-5 Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7NA during Eastbourne Artists Open Houses 2018 (7/8 April and 14/15 April)...
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6e Fête de l'estampe

26 mai 2018: A collective of Dover-based artists and their guests are opening up their studio building to the public again, presenting both complete and in-progress print-based work across their active workspaces. The event, part of the 6e Fête de l'estampe festival, will bring together contemporary print and artists' books and aims to present an expansive view / idea of what print can be...
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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

was celebrated on Sunday 29th April 2018, and photographers across the globe took the opportunity to get out and about with their pinhole cameras. Lens-less photography comes in all varieties from analogue homemade tins or boxes, bespoke wooden pinhole cameras, to digital conversions. My favourite choice of camera for the day was my old Polaroid Pinhole 100 camera...
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La Montagne travels to Brooklyn

'La Montagne' is my most recent sketchbook, exploring geometric mountain-like forms, collaged onto a booklet supplied by The Sketchbook Project in New York. With paper cut-outs assembled and mounted into position, my sketchbook was registered, then placed in the post to commence its transatlantic voyage to the Brooklyn Art Library...
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Mike Tedder

Visual Artist

Creative, detail-oriented, focused - except when blur is required.

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and I will get in touch as soon as possible.

30 Odo Road,
Dover, CT17 0DP UK

mike@miketedder.com

44 (0) 7429 826 212

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