So all of this has been happening…

and this…

and then I had a tidy up and a re-assessment of the situation and decided just to carry on.

Meanwhile, good news arrived! First, my Pink Spread (a case of mistaken identity) got shortlisted for The Annex Collection Award and now appears on their website alongside some art I’m proud to be next to (,

and then news came that I have, after much persevering, been successful with applications for funding for my new project, Only Once in a Universe! Woohoo! So enormous thanks are due to Arts Council England, East Sussex Arts Partnership and Devonshire West Big Local. I’m really excited to be able to embark on this project which has been in the pipeline for so long now and it means that I will be able to move on with some exciting plans to work with artists, curators and experts from other fields of knowledge, as well as the public, to open up new ways of thinking about growth, change and evolution in Extreme Present – “a time in which it feels impossible to maintain pace with the present, never mind to chart the future.”

The project will include a range of events and workshops in collaboration with artists Susan Diab, Alex May, Elizabeth Doak and Maia Jones (aka Fotofonty), Claire Shoosmith (Eastbourne Studio Pottery) and Amy Zamarippa Solis. The project will culminate in a two week public test space/residency at DC1 Cafe Gallery in Eastbourne in August/September 2018 and the funding will also enable me to work with curators Lucy Day and Sanna Moore to develop plans for an exhibition for 2019. How amazing!