The Gannet

The Laridae are a competitive family, clever, superior in demeanor – often menacing. The cackling call of gulls is a distinctive and familiar part of our landscape. In our maritime cities they nest in the masonry cliff faces and compete garrulously for food.

In the northern oceans their distant relations, the Gannets, live on towering sea……


Hirta

St Kilda is essentially manifested in Stone, Sea and Sky, the purest extension of which I seek to convey in Granite, Seawater and Air.

Glass, Stone, Seawater, 33x23x13cm (2015)  ENQUIRE

Hirta, the principal island of the St Kilda archipelago is here distilled into a perfect trinity of a block of granite, surmounted by a……


Boreray

To stumble across the basalt massif of the island of Boreray in a tiny craft is to peer beyond the veil in wonder. From authority, I hear this is a life-changing experience.

In other works I have sought to explore the hidden beauty of this mountain materialised in the Atlantic. Sculpture then……


Edge of The Known World

New landscapes from China and St Kilda
Wednesday 1st – Friday 24th July, 2015
Corke Gallery, Liverpool, UK

New exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculpture invoke the enigmatic and beguiling wonder of the St Kilda archipelago.

The exhibition at Corke Gallery features 15 new works by Liverpool-based artist John Elcock and includes a……


A Liverpool Mailboat

In September 2015 a Liverpool Mailboat that I created for the exhibition Edge of the Known World at Corke Gallery (1-24 July 2015) was launched on the River Mersey.

If you are reading this page, you may well be the lucky finder of the mailboat. If so, congratulations!

Please follow the instructions you found inside the vessel.