Work in progress, thoughts and documentation from a residency at The Institute of Recorded Sound in Stavanger, Norway. Hosted by ELEFANT and Curated Place. The collection of recorded music and associated items is one of the largest private collections of its kind in the world.
Following my visit to The Women’s Art Library, this strand of the research project was somewhat overshadowed by attending meetups and workshops. It was surprisingly challenging to organise library visits to fit around these other occasions that brought me down […]
If you work as an art technician, you are part of a fairly new and growing trade, which wasn’t as prominent twenty years ago, as it is today. I wanted to connect the trends visible in today’s art tech scene […]
I also visited the Wolfsonian Museum and Archive last year on my visit to Miami, and it was wonderful to extend my research on this visit to explore more in-depth archives that I had only just touched upon. The Wolfsonian […]
This is a list of small changes I did while I was researching this process and that had a big impact on my research. 0. Select the right plant Not all plants work, it depends on their structure. Some plants can easily cope […]
MATERIALS – Contact Printing frame. Clip frames will work too or any piece of glass + pegs to flatten transparencies against the leaf. – Sunlight. You can’t use a UV lamp – Plant leaf – Copper sulphate – Distilled water – […]
This blog post is about 2 things that didn’t work. Realising that I could cook the leaf instead of forcing a pigment change had a very strong impact on my research. I hope you enjoy my archive of failures and […]
The Oceans Apart exhibition at MMU Special Collections Library was curated by Dr John Gibbons from his personal collection of items and manuscripts relating to transatlantic crossings between 1870 and 1940. John kindly met with me last week to talk […]
A studio visit with curator Helen Nisbet (currently curatorial fellow at Cubitt Gallery London) included discussion around mapping spaces, particularly the presentation and re-presentation of place in paint. I have been deeply involved in a commission to make work in […]
I’m writing this on the train. Life seems to have got so busy I haven’t written the blog for a while and its now a year and a month since I started my artist’s residency in motherhood. I haven’t really […]
A compulsive hoarder is probably too strong a term to describe myself, but I do like to keep things, and enjoy spending my studio practice time archiving and labelling them in my various folders, files and boxes. To sit […]
Many thanks to Beth McIntire, Senior Curator Prints and Drawings, and Nick Thornton, Head of Fine and Contemporary Art, for giving up their time to show me the stored works on paper, prints and fantastic drawings by Gaudier-Brzeska. Since then […]
Ben White and Eileen Simpson created the Open Music Archive to distribute music that no longer has copyright protection. Their project looks at ways you can distribute your work but still control some of its uses.