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Roxy Topia Paddy Gould




‘Discombobuloscopy’, Acrylic on mdf, plywood and polymer clay, automotive paint on aluminium, metal frame and curtain. 2022.

Friday 25th February 2022 - 11th March 2022
Convenience Gallery, Bloom Building, Birkenhead, CH41 5FQ
More info can be found here

Recent Paintings

Works available to purchase via Gertrude

Pause For Living



“In the mid 20th century Coca Cola began releasing a free advertising pamphlet called ‘Pause for Living’. Four colourful seasonal issues a year offered hosting advice, illustrated crafting ideas and party tips; aimed at housewives and reminding them to entertain with Coke.

Fast forward to 2020, what a year for us all.

This work was mostly completed last year but it was started a year or so before. Our grappling with a more settled and tbh more boring lifestyle was only exacerbated by the onset of lockdown. Our rented home environment, full of objects, plants and knick-knacks all became close friends for better or worse. Time spent reflecting on nomadic yearnings, handed down aspirations, nostalgic longing, self-sufficiency and daily routines; values that are advertised to us by objects in the home; all in a moment like none any of us had ever experienced.

We present still lives, paintings and sculptural vignettes that attempt to capture a mixture of feelings and changeable emotions. (Objects which further clutter our lives lol). We can’t say that everything that happened in 2020 was all bad, amongst some very painful times there were some positive outcomes. Let’s just say we tried to ‘PFL’ and be ok with it.”

Roxy & Paddy

Pause for Living was split over two venues
Pause for Living - SPRING/SUMMER took place at CBS Studios, Liverpool 09.09.21 – 26.09.21 and
Pause for Living - AUTUMN/WINTER took place at Pink Sands Studios, Birkenhead 18.09.21 – 03.10.21

Pause for Living
CBS Gallery and Pink Sands Studio, Sept-Oct 2021
Check out a review of the exhibition from ‘Art in Liverpool’ here

︎ roxytopia@hotmail.co.uk  paddygould@ymail.com