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December Deliberations

You find me in a somewhat reflective mood, such is the mindset that the last month of the year brings. I’ve been thinking about the successes and failures of the last 12 months in the hope that I can learn […]

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Editing and Developing Film

After looking through artists work with similar themes to mine and feedback from peers I began editing and really looking into my film as a whole and how it was fitting together. As a result of this there was many […]

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Bill Viola

An artist in particular that has really influenced my work is Bill Viola. His work conveys movements and story lines in a subtle yet powerful way. The work that he creates when displaying has a strong essence of life and […]

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Film Work

when creating my film work I really wanted to focus on what I wanted to convey when creating the work. through filming and displaying the work it became clear that my theme could no longer be categorized as just movement, […]

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Gary Hill

Gary Hill is one of the artists i have been looking into that creates film work and projects the works in non-conventional ways. Hills work has inspired my own developments in terms of the way he displays his footage in […]

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Exploring Ideas and Concepts

In this project I really wanted continue my work in photography and film revolving around movement as a starting point. However this time I wanted to work more around the ideas of the movements themselves instead of the people that […]

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3. Squishing the fun back in

It’s a brilliant time to visit Oslo, but it’s not a brilliant time to visit Oslo if you are hoping to meet a lot of Oslo artists. It’s July and ‘the whole of Oslo is on holiday in July’ as […]

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Seeking Venues for ‘Scents of our Time’

The end of the year is not only a time for reflection but also for proactivity as I intend to use this period to secure opportunities and exhibitions for 2018 and 2019. I feel more equipped than ever to make […]

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6. Artists in union

I felt that I had only scratched the surface of understanding the life of artists in Norway, and so contacted a couple of people after my return to the UK, hoping that a few questions by email might fill in […]

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5. Take a rifle to the toilet

I’d been so engrossed in Oslo, I’d forgotten to tell Elda at Galleri Svalbard when I’d be arriving, but figured that any slightly Wild North place like this would attract people who are problem-solvers and, sure enough, wonderful Elda had […]

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4. The cure for anything is salt water

Another thing about Norway is that, with a population of ‘only’ around 5.3 million, everyone is more likely to know everyone else. It turns out that Helen from Tenthaus knows sound artist Jana Winderen, whose work at SALT I had […]

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2. The Norway Model

The flight to Oslo is overcast. Through the fog I see fingers of rock fondling the sea but nothing else. I think I have the wrong ticket for the bus to town, but this seems no barrier to the bus-drivers […]

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A Fragrant Few Months

Before September this year I didn’t know what my physical limits were when considering my career as an artist. Since the beginning I have adopted a somewhat cavalier ‘I’ll get things done at all costs’ attitude that, by and large, […]

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Time Out to Move On

This blog accompanies my a-n Professional Development Bursary supported ‘time out’ from my ‘bread-and-butter’ textile teaching, and will become a record of my work as I ‘move on’ with my personal art practice.

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Drypoint plate of cracked postcard

I was looking through a collection of ephemera passed through my family from my father’s side.  I came across this postcard depicting the Motor Transport Service Corps, outside Earl’s Terrace, London in 1917.  My great great grandfather, Staff Sergeant George […]

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Research: Louise Borgeois Album, 1994

I have come across the autobiographical work of Louise Bourgeois but I am particularly interested in her hardbound book Album 1994.  The book includes 68 black and white photographs, illustrating Louise Bourgeois’ life, with 48 reflective comments printed onto translucent […]

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Tracing Family History Through Objects- Medals and Military

I have been researching family history from my paternal grandmother’s side.  I have always been interested in objects with a history behind them, whether something displayed and preserved in a museum cabinet, or ephemeral postcards with handwritten memoirs on them.  […]

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Destruction/ Physical Manipulation of Photographs

I am interested in the way in which Gerhard Richter created a vast number of ‘overpainted’ photographs.  These are categorised into groups such as ‘self portraits’ and ‘family’.  Each colour photograph has been overpainted with oil paint, and simply titled […]

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Acetate Printing Experiment

I printed a page of A4 negatives which I had scanned into a computer and inverted to form positive images, onto acetate.  I realised that the combination of the inkjet printer and the shiny acetate meant it would not dry […]

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Paper Bag Scanned Images

Some of the photo negatives were contained within a brown paper bag.  I decided to scan the translucent bag into the computer with a negative inside it.  I created a digital image of the negative within the bag.  I decided […]

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