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Water, Fire, Wood, Metal

These latest ceramic pieces are inspired by my fascination for the elements- Wind, water, fire… I am a huge fan of Chinese healing medicine, taoism and the shamanic practice of ancient China. They share the same principles. That are the […]

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REFLECTING ON A FRESH START.

As a twenty-year-old working-class lad from Hull, I looked into a mirror in the back bedroom of my parent’s council house and drew myself (above). Capturing a moment in time with a simple pencil. It wasn’t bad. It showed some […]

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Curious Treasures

A research project funded by A-N Artist Bursary (2019).

Above image: object/detail from installation, ‘as small as the world and as large as alone.’ shown at Project78Gallery, St Leonards on Sea, 2019

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Rebooting

8 years ago my life crashed. I’ve been rebooting ever since. Just about coming on line again now, logging in, ready to get to work.

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Resistance in the face of Aggression: Cold War Nuclear Bunker Series

A continuation of my theme “Resistance in the face of Aggression”, these pieces are based upon nuclear bunkers, primarily the Secret Bunker in Fife, Scotland which I visited and took sketches and photographs as the basis of my paintings, which are all oil on canvas.

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Mind Wandering: Best Friend or Worst Enemy? An art-science inquiry

This post is about an interdisciplinary event held last October at the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, KCL. It enacts and is part of #MagicCarpet, an Unlimited Commission funded by ACE, and aims to irritate prescribed notions of (an)normality and wellbeing.

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UPPING YOUR RESILIENCE LEVELS

As an artist, photographer, writer or creative entrepreneur there’s nothing we understand more through our working life than resilience. And what is this resilience?

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Art live Outside the Hive

An artist friend of mine spent Christmas in Bangkok. They wrote to me saying: “I could not get over the tension and apocalyptic nature of the street experience I have been sensing in Asia. I started to break down the […]

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Return to Ritherdon

An artist residency at manufacturer Ritherdon & Co Ltd, taking place between Feb 2019 – Aug 2020. A development from an Art in Manufacturing 2 residency for the National Festival of Making 2018. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Five crazy, mad, sad, Artists

“ We owe the invention of the arts to deranged imaginations” wrote the essayist Saint Evermond in the seventeenth century” Breakfast at Sotheby’s -Phillip Hook 2018 Do you have to be deranged to be an Artist? I don’t think so […]

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Textile Echoes

Textile Echoes: Annette Mills, Delia Salter, Jennifer Jones and Tara Kennedy are textile artists who have been accepted for a month’s residency at The Textile Centre, Blonduos, Iceland.

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Paul Chisholm…

  ” Fusing irony with allegory, Paul Chisholm creates works layered with allusions to his personal history and emotional state, subtly criticizing social and political circumstances. Utilizing his own experience as a springboard, he has built a distinctive visual language, […]

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In context Gran Fury exhibition review

Gran Fury Read My Lips – In context now Auto Italia 2nd of October – 2nd December 2018 Wow finally a show marking the historical and political context of the AIDS crisis in the 80’s and 90’s. For the first […]

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Interview with Brainard Carey

Delving into the Business of Art and How the Art world functions i’m interviewing Art Professionals trying to find out more….. First up is Brainard Carey Author, Artist and owner of the Praxis Centre an online Centre for Artists….. Please […]

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Book Review

Read all about it !  Highlighting my 5  best reads from last year. The Exform by Nicholas Bourriaud Forever and a day it feels like someone has been talking of Bourriaud and his theories on Contemporary Art and life, But […]

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suicide artists ! Crazy Kids !

“Artists as a profession are peculiar and susceptible to suicide. The solitary nature of their work and the consequent potential for disproportionate self-doubt represent a toxic combination. Oscar Kokoschka even claimed in 1923….  it as an Artistic privilege: My work contains everything […]

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