As part of the newly opened Paradise Works artist studio and exhibition space, I was invited to take part in their inaugural exhibition Politics of Paradise. After spending time with local residents connected to the near by River Irwell, I was invited to delve deeper into the surrounding area through a series of river based walks. After discovering the fallen fruits from apple trees on land opposite Paradise Works, I decided to respond with Rotten Apple. A forgotten object, loaded with references to nature and paradise, was transformed through analogue technologies and an urge from myself as the artist to return to the simplest of my own pleasures - colour darkroom processing.

Thanks to photographer Steve Iles for the installation shot for Politics of Paradise (work showcased alongside work by Kieran Leach, 2017).

The group exhibition was curated by fellow Axis Web member and Paradise Work co-director Hilary Jack and Kwong Lee