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Week 3, Friday

It is the end of the third week and some archaeologists are leaving, which means making sure I draw and interview people before they go. Drawing portraits is a perfect way to have a sound recorder running to hear my sitter’s stories and views on the […]

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Brownfield Research Centre Airspace

Time has flown by and I have had a thought provoking and sometimes challenging time at Airspace in Stoke on Trent. I am grateful that I have been able to learn more and more each passing day as well as […]

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Airspace Tech Boy

I have been helping build and paint the new Airspace Brownfield Research Centre at Airspace Gallery Stoke on Trent. It has been interesting and challenging at the same time. I have a reasonable amount of knowledge in building and fabrication […]

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Artist Soup Kitchen L13 Workshop

The idea to have a soup kitchen is not new. Airspace Gallery in Stoke on Trent has been running them for six years. A gathering of artists sit around a square table (the search/action for an egalitarian way of working). […]

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Landscapes

Making images from collecting pigments, beeswax and having made charcoal I embarked on these paintings. I had to purchase the blue in a tube,  other hues are fabricated by myself. I found this challenging and interesting at the same time. […]

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my sine wave week

acoustically a sine wave produces a very lovely tone – balanced and even and i think that’s been the week i’ve had.     it began with a good feeling and is ending with another good feeling.     i’ve […]

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
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Sitting on a Man’s Head: Review

An account of ‘Sitting on a Man’s Head’ (2018), a collaboration between Okwui Okpokwasili, Peter Born and a number of Berlin-based artists at the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2018

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visiting the site

i’ve visited the silk mill site this week – at the invitation of the museum trust’s site manager.  we spent an hour walking round. here are a few of my highlights from the visit.       a leftover question […]

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Borderlessness

Paola, Italy (15:23, 19th June) A 9 hour intercity train trip from Palermo to Naples is delayed. The train had skirted the coastline for most of the journey, making the crossing between Sicily and mainland Italy by driving directly onto a ferry. Once […]

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Out of Control Room

On arriving in Falcone-Borsellino airport, the Italian border officer did not look up when I passed him my passport. Behind the glass booth I could see that he along with a second colleague were fixed to a phone streaming a football […]

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Garden of Flows

It’s only early June but the southern Italian heat is already powerful and oppressive. I slowly move from one abandoned building… to a church… to a garden, welcoming each venue an opportunity to retreat from the midday sun. As a […]

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Education Hub Opening. Photo by CAVE studio.
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Education and learning at Manifesta 12

During my visit to Manifesta preview I concentrated on looking into the work undertaken by the Manifesta education department. I often work on participatory projects with outreach, learning and education departments of museums, art organisations and galleries in the UK […]

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City on Stage

The ‘nomadic’ is a problematic term in the arts. It conjures the romantic view of an artist as someone unfixed to geographical (or seemingly financial) restraints, able to hot-foot around the globe seeking inspiration in that which is foreign and […]

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Studio transformation

I am currently transforming my studio – I’ve moved and  painted the exterior blue, the interior has now been insulated, I’ve painted it white and building shelves and worktops. It is an equally big transformation for me psychologically as I […]

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