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Takahuhti Research Residency

Tampere Artists´ Association rents living and working facilities at Takahuhti Artcenter for visiting artists, curators, critics and alike. The building is a former old people´s home and it is owned by the City of Tampere.

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The plan so far

Its been 4 months since I started the wheels in action to make my garden studio a reality. Getting rid of the old garage, hence my parking space, meant a new driveway at the front of the house to allow […]

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Building a Garden Studio

From design and plan of the building, to moving in, setting up and getting down to ‘making’, this blog explores my journey towards a studio of my own.

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Artist Without Portfolio

Am I an artist who writes or a writer who makes art? Are these hybrids even possible? Should I even have a blog here? I was hoping you might tell me…

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Making Connections

Exhibition at the Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, 5th – 17th August 2014

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Re:view so far…

This is my first chance to post since handing in my online ACE application. After many discussions with artists and producers as part of my Re:view bursary I decided to apply for Grants for the Arts, Research and Development with […]

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Dave Beech mentoring

A challenging first mentoring session with Dave Beech. I was able to ask for clarification on some of the concepts we encountered in the Art & Politics reading group around the notions of counter-hegemony and the Philistine. The philistine is […]

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Art & Politics Reading Group

The Social Turn: Collaboration and its Discontents Claire Bishop An interesting chapter from Bishops’ book Artificial Hells, we discussed the problems that occur when art becomes instrumentalised by the state. Somewhere along the way (social policy under new labour)it became […]

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Mentoring with Emma Cocker

My first mentoring session with Emma Cocker has been really productive. We had some important conversations and in the coming months I’m going to be reassessing my practice. One of things that came to the fore was that I use […]

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Art & Politics Reading Group

The Critical Engineering Manifesto Julian Oliver, Gordan Savičić, Danja Vasiliev & On Friday Night Drinks, Workplace Affects in the Age of the Cubicle The Affect Theory Reader, Melissa Gregg The groups selected texts led to a long discussion around precarity […]

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Art & Politics Reading Group

Performing Stillness Emma Cocker A hugely contrasting text to the first session, Performing Stillness was penetrable, but still challenging, and illustrated with plenty of real life examples. It proposed stillness as an act of resistance, in a contemporary world of […]

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Art & Politics Reading Group

The Freee Art Collective Manifesto for a Counter-Hegemonic Art Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt, Mel Jordan Last night was the first meeting of the Art & Politics reading group – a project I am running alongside mentoring from Emma Cocker and […]

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Re:view Bursary

Very pleased to be the recipient of a Re:view Bursary from a-n. I’m at a crossroads in my practice and hope that a series of dialogues will challenge my thinking and provide direction. I will have mentoring from the artist, […]

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The Customer Is Always Wrong

This blog will follow the performance project The Customer Is Always Wrong, from planning it in the UK, making and showing it in China and then adapting and presenting it in Europe.

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