Practice Led Researcher at The University of Derby.
In my little greenhouse, the seedlings have been sleeping all winter, suspended in living but not growing, waiting for warmth to release the hibernation. The outdoor plants have survived winter snow and frosts, they are thriving, strong, the hardships have […]
How do I preserve the flowers I’ve grown? I can dry them, press them, use cut outs from magazines? Exploring different materiality, moving away from stitching and sewing. Developing ideas through making, taking the time to be introspective, reflective. Wondering […]
This project is ongoing. As lockdown continues, more women are murdered. Their names are being recorded on face masks made from tea towels.
This week I get my sewing machine back from my daughter and will be able to continue with the making side of this project. The masks are all ready to stitch together, with names sewn in by hand, but the […]
For part of my phd proposal, I want to look at rural locations and explore what this means in terms of fine art and domestic settings, particularly ones with an abuse of the power relationships, this is partly due to […]
I’ve submitted my application for registration. This is quite significant and has meant a lot of emails toing and froing. I’ve had to really focus on what I’m trying to say, what I want to achieve and how I’m going […]
Well the first couple of months has been a whirlwind of balancing life, work and phd study. I feel as though I haven’t actually done any phd study even though I’ve been trying to read my extensive bibliography. This in […]
It’s been a couple of months since the graduation exhibition came down and happily I passed with a distinction. I can’t express how happy this makes me. My confidence in myself has soared. I also won an award – First […]
A very contemplative session this week, we visited the German Cemetary on Cannock Chase to explore photography. I’ll let the images speak for themselves. But what an amazing place.
Oh my goodness, where did the year go? The degree show opening night is the 25th September where my work will be shown to the wider public for the first time. I’m really nervous about this, I have shown some […]
For our first Session, we had a lot of paperwork to get done and wanted to have a chilled out session, where new people could explore the farm surroundings and start to get to know each other. One of the […]
So, we have a title. Our first meeting with directors and staff who will be involved in BEAT was held yesterday. We applied to Cannock Chase AONB to run a pilot project where we take people with enduring mental health […]