ICE CREAM YOU SCREAM

Having spent 4 years following graffiti artists into illegality & abandoned public spaces; Producing 2 exhibitions both featuring Hulme as subject matter, backdrop & catalyst: I wanted my next project to be something different entirely

At the time I was fresh out of ideas. I hadn't yet got into live music events; But I'd had enough of dark underpasses, burnt-out cars & derelict characters! Occasional ice-cream vendor (out-of-work actor) Steve Hillman suggested I tag along on his round in Salford. He often came down to where I live to take my young son for a spin in the van. He said that every face who came to his window had a smile & a story to tell

With this in mind, & a clutch of B&W film, we set out together one summer afternoon (1998) on his usual round of housing & industrial estates, stopping & starting throughout Salford. It was hard work in that confined, made-for-one space. Difficult finding new angles & avoiding repetition. It was great fun though. Nobody ever comes to an ice cream van in a bad mood! By the end of our day I felt I had enough images for either an article or exhibition

Later that same year, I became Artist in Residence (NWAB funded) at Bolton Institute. During my time there I put together an edit & printed them all! The resulting exhibition 'a bakers dozen' (13) images Ice Cream You Scream had its' opening night at Nowhere Bar (Knotts Mill, Manchester) June 1st 1999. Walls provided hundreds of free Magnum ice creams to give away! Niiiiice!!

City Life reviewed the exhibit, Manchester Evening News ran a interview & feature, Level Magazine gave me a double-page spread! The show itself ran for 4 weeks @ Nowhere then moved to the Bar (Chorlton) in July & then the Sandbar (All Saints) until September.
The whole, beautiful summer long!!

Extra images which didn't make final edit are included here for the 1st time. Enjoy your sunshine with sauce 'n' sprinkles people!!

You can see press & publicity items for all these exhibitions

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