Last meeting of ‘Contemorary Construction’ was on site and we decided on some limitations. We only going to use materials and work in black, white and grey. I got feedback on the flyer I designed for the exhibition and made the changes. We took a photo of us on site for publicity and discussed advertisement in various places locally and nationally as well as clarified a few things with CADS.

Since then Katya started a special page on Facebook for ‘Contemporary Construction’ where we started to discuss texts, upload images and keep people informed about our progress.

I’ve started making different models of origami barges and want to use the soap paper where my soap bricks from GRAIN were rapped in. The one design I like best I just don’t seem to get right; there is something I can’t work out from the instructions. I’ll bring it to our CC meeting tomorrow. The barges made from this semi translucent paper work really well with light and they swimm brilliantly too. Not sure yet how they will be presented.

Also want to show my animation ‘To and From Grain Warehouse’ and that has white drawings of barges in it that are animated. So there is a connection.

In between learning how to make origami floating things I’m reading for my research topic. I need to narrow down what I’ll actually write about in my dissertation. Feel a bit all over the place at the moment and can’t wait for a tutorial. It’s not long now till our seminars and lectures start – First week in October. Good!!


I was away for six weeks over the summer and now it is bliss to be back in the studio. My new website is done now. Meetings for the MA interim exhibition at CADS (Contemporary Arts Development Space) with Katya Robin, Chris Graham and Lizzy Levy have restarted and we are making good progress.

We have changed our working title to ‘Contemporary Construction’ and I’m very pleased about that as I couldn’t really identify with ‘External Assessment’ as an exhibition title as it sounded very institutional. I wanted more of our own identy reflected in it.

We talked about creating two surreal, outlandish, strange spaces using white, black, grey and mirror materials and shapes. It will be a space to interact with what’s there and one that is changeable, dynamic and alive.

I’ll bring to it a mass of white soap shavings, white birthing balls, two 2m high hides with a 5m long telescope, possibly video of white ghost keels/barges, …

The point is not to create new individual works but to work together organising, curating, promoting a specific project that is a starting point to our MA exhibition in June next year.

Very exciting!!!