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Day 9 Responding to my materials in space

Having cleared the 5mX5m floor space, I’ve made room for the 9m wire mesh roll to dictate what happens next. It’s a combination of careful balancing & weighing the inherent tension within the wire mesh coil & unfurling it into […]

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Day 6 using my time mindfully

The light and airy feeling of the empty gallery space is conducive to creating temporary sculptures. I document the multiple versions I make with quick photos. The transience & processes of making the sculptures are the art for me, rather […]

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Day 4 Engaging with the space

Engaging with the unfamiliar space. Creating in the unfamiliar space. Noticing the different lighting system & the shadows it creates. Noticing the different traffic sounds from my home studio. Hearing  strangers chatting in other studio spaces. Variety of people passing […]

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Questing for Forest Cove

This project is in tandem with the blog: “Locked down into Paying/Denying Attention”.
I intend to access a beach that has no official access.

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Art etc. No. 15

I have become a nomadic artist in the sense that I am now studio-less, it feels very strange. I am sure I will miss the community of artists as well as that space to work in. It is going to […]

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Art etc. no. 9

With the Aspects of Interdisciplinarityconference coming up at the University of Wolverhampton (October 8th), I have been thinking about how artists use ideas. It is not simply a borrowing, it is more a deep excavation – in all directions.  Generally, […]

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Art etc. no. 7

Meanderings through art and philosophy, practice and research interwoven

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Studio-Intensive 11

Studio-Intensive 11 A time of consolidation and deep thinking whilst simultaneously planning Tenuto, a collaborative performance event with Ed McKeon who presents Tacet at Birmingham School of Art. I don’t normally ask people to participate in my work and I feel […]

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reflection

recently my posting here has been around myself and my life – a sign of how i’ve been distracted away from my artistic concerns.  there has been thinking about it going on and experience shows that thinking alone leaves me with nothing to […]

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Stiwdio Maelor residency progress

This last week at Stiwdio Maelor will from a basis of collecting further surface castings in Corris; these will form a series of development and research for a new body of work. Since beginning this residency my work has developed […]

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Is a sketchbook essential? I always thought not…

Sketching and drawing has always been a bit of a challenge for me, I’ve never quite felt liberated enough to just draw for the sake of drawing, and like other creatives I know I’ve never really used drawing to flesh […]

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Paul Liptrot Artist, Petri Latex Series 2017. Close up image
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Emerging themes, embracing shadows!

I don’t know if it’s just the time of year but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the direction of my practice and how my concerns have both evolved and clarified into some conceptual ideas that will impact on my ways of working.

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Portraits part 2…abandoned !

Have decided to abandon this. It was meant to be part of my final MA project but somehow didn’t fit into my Learning Agreement. Have been really struggling with writing this document but having discovered a very useful book – […]

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Serendipitous Symposium

Artists in the Field: Ephemeral Landscapes and Experimental Geographies A personal response to the symposium within the context of my own art practice ‘If in doubt return to the field’ was Dr Harriet Hawkins’ opening to the symposium, Artists in […]

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Running

Last summer I took up running. Similarly to an art practice, running is also a type of practice that takes a certain degree of commitment and sacrifice. It is an action undertaken often silently and alone. It can be exhilarating, […]

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Research Leadership

The Artist as Leader Research Report

Detailed academic report demonstrating empirical research and methodology used to research the notion of the artist as leader. Provides the evidential background to the “Leading through Practice” papers.

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