Notes on work, working, making work, and all the stuff that goes into being an artist


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Eek, I’ve had a proposal for a paper accepted for a symposium at Coventry university in December. I’ll be presenting my film Encountering Place in the context of the symposium title Drawing Conversations 2: Body, Space, Object.

Slightly nervous now about writing the actual paper as I haven’t done anything academic for a while.


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I am really pleased that the film I made during the residency and screened at the Festival will feature as part of the FiliArt programme of exhibitions, performances and screenings during the upcoming (Feminism in London) FiLia conference on 14-15 October 2017 at the Institute of Education in London.


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This is work in progress I think – I’ve been trying to work bigger (approx. 74x140cms) and also want to see how I can use printmaking as a means of mark making and/or keep a sense of repetition but maintain difference and individuality within the multiple. So there will be more of these to come and I am planning to layer them up even more, though I think I will leave this one as it is.


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I have new charcoal drawings at Brew, Folkestone in BRINK, a group show curated by Karen Pamplin Browne.

BRINK

  1. the edge or margin of a steep place or of land bordering water.
  2. any extreme edge; verge.
  3. a crucial or critical point, especially of a situation or state beyond which success or catastrophe occurs

Brew is at 83 Cheriton Road, CT20 1DG and the exhibition runs until 21 October during opening hours. All the work is for sale.

Excuse the poor photo.


There is a curator and artists tour and discussion on 3 October from 7-8pm.

I will also have some monprints in Print Fair II at the Brewery Tap UCA project space, also in Folkestone, from 19-23 October.

The drawings and prints are all relate to Folkestone’s Lower Leas Coastal Park and reflect my continued interest in the theme of gardens – defined broadly to include public parks and other bounded constructed natural spaces – as sites of invisible labour, a theme I began to explore during my residency with the Wealden Literary Festival 2017.


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