The last train to Arcady

The art and poetry of Steev Burgess


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"The Garden of unknown voices". I’m pleased to tell you that there will be a little exhibition of my bird related collage art in London at the end of October. It will be called "An enchantment of birds" and held at Freightliners city farm, an oasis of peace just off of the Holloway road. The farm is worth a visit for bird lovers anyway, as it houses Golden pheasants, all manner of chicken, Diamond doves, Zebra Finches and much more.

"The Garden of unknown voices". I’m pleased to tell you that there will be a little exhibition of my bird related collage art in London at the end of October. It will be called "An enchantment of birds" and held at Freightliners city farm, an oasis of peace just off of the Holloway road. The farm is worth a visit for bird lovers anyway, as it houses Golden pheasants, all manner of chicken, Diamond doves, Zebra Finches and much more.

Morning in my living room. I do love these “Turneresque” late Summer mornings when the sun is low in the sky.

Morning in my living room. I do love these “Turneresque” late Summer mornings when the sun is low in the sky.

The April Rainers: One or two people have asked me here and there if John Hassall’s April Rainers project had been shelved because of the Libertines reunion. Not a bit of it, all the other Libertines other bands continue, in fact The April Rainers have all but completed the recording of their first album.
</,>) photo by Neils Vogensen, Denmark.

The April Rainers: One or two people have asked me here and there if John Hassall’s April Rainers project had been shelved because of the Libertines reunion. Not a bit of it, all the other Libertines other bands continue, in fact The April Rainers have all but completed the recording of their first album.

</,>) photo by Neils Vogensen, Denmark.

"Pipin" the Canary that lives in my flat - quite the model these days.

"Pipin" the Canary that lives in my flat - quite the model these days.

"Finger friendly". A picture inspired by living with a canary. The houses I visit in dreams have this sort of feel about them too.

"Finger friendly". A picture inspired by living with a canary. The houses I visit in dreams have this sort of feel about them too.

"Honey cup". I&#8217;ve been reading and writing a poem about Bees. I did this too. I&#8217;m not sure if it&#8217;s finished.

"Honey cup". I’ve been reading and writing a poem about Bees. I did this too. I’m not sure if it’s finished.

"The Invitation" 

"The Invitation" 

On reflection. Me and my shadow getting lost in one of my own pictures don&#8217;t you know.

On reflection. Me and my shadow getting lost in one of my own pictures don’t you know.

Tonight I have been asked by the poet Fran Lock to return to this art deco pub (The Duke in Bloomsbury) to wear my poets hat and read a handful of poems and my DJ&#8217;s hat (remarkably similar) to &#8220;curate&#8221; a few atmospheric discs for her book launch.  I am of course, honoured. 

Tonight I have been asked by the poet Fran Lock to return to this art deco pub (The Duke in Bloomsbury) to wear my poets hat and read a handful of poems and my DJ’s hat (remarkably similar) to “curate” a few atmospheric discs for her book launch.  I am of course, honoured. 

"In Milano" This is a very old collage and, if I remember correctly, something to do with being so preoccupied with the past and it&#8217;s ghosts, you fail to notice the present. Now I like it for it&#8217;s old trams, but there you go&#160;!

"In Milano" This is a very old collage and, if I remember correctly, something to do with being so preoccupied with the past and it’s ghosts, you fail to notice the present. Now I like it for it’s old trams, but there you go !