there’s a lovely feeling about getting to the point on a friday afternoon when i realise i have the head space and photos to put together a post about my week. after the weekend of discomfort – my week has […]
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Exhibition at 16 College Street, Swansea, Wales.
In an effort to begin understanding the internal workings and overlapping operations of each department, I will be spending a bit of time shadowing staff throughout the Ritherdon factory. First on the agenda is the ‘Paint shop’, which predominantly […]
in my inexperience with social media i’ve arrived at an etiquette stanch to do with following up posts in which i have expressed something in such a way that might make the reader uncomfortable. i think i’m talking about restoring […]
in this post i aim to reflect as well as off load. i need to off load the feelings generated while working within a project. the details of this project are irrelevent as it’s not about the project – it’s […]
i’m awash with excitement – a top feeling – energising – almost bursting. how can this be followed i think? like a surfer standing up i am in that moment and i feel invincible. it’s friday 10:15am. i pause […]
letter to rob 2.3.19 dear rob i’ve thought of you this evening after watching a couple of programmes about electronic music being made through the 1970s and 80’s. now i’m sitting writing to you i’m not too […]
v I have Returned to Ritherdon! All the catching up, calendar sharing and phase one sounding out is now complete! Here are a few initial points of focus: Lean Manufacturing Philosopy- what is it and how is it put into […]
Is the volume of political art in the welsh valleys being turned up?
Location: Glasgow Women’s Library Last night I was looking for a Robert Macfarlane book on my bookshelf (given to me by none other than my partner in crime B Jorgensen) which I knew was about walking. On the very first page, […]
touching the world through walking while seated, moving, in silence or not.
An artist residency at manufacturer Ritherdon & Co Ltd, taking place between Feb 2019 – Aug 2020. A development from an Art in Manufacturing 2 residency for the National Festival of Making 2018. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
as a boy the film oliver had a huge impact upon me – especially fagin played by ron moody. i would spend hours doing the actions with my hands – i was told this when i was older. as we […]
what it means to be a graduate starting out as an artist
there’s a hub bub of activity in the kitchen as pizza friday is in full swing – i’m waiting for the crowd to ebb before venturing in. i feel in a very reflective mood tonight as earlier we all were […]
something from earlier i forgot to include, formal qualities. i think i missed the lecture or the memo that told me or taught me about the formal qualities. i think i need some help understanding the formal qualities. maybe just […]
i begin writing while dinner preparation is happening in the kitchen. i’ve been treated to an eclectic selection all with the low drone of the cooker hob extraction fan. as i write i hear the inspirational voice of freddie mercury […]
i have to admit to you i’m really uncomfortable about something i wrote about myself in my previous post. i did consider sitting with it all day and writing later. this was going to be too long before trying to […]
is a biscuit better dunked ? i only ask as i had a biscuit and now i don’t. surprisingly this opening line resonates with my ongoing enquiry into the energy of feeling, so much of what i do is in […]
This blog aims to document my year long journey as a student of UNION, a sector-based coaching programme for emerging community artists & social activists across the north of England.
we’ve delivered daughter #1 back to college today and now we’re home its all a bit flat and sad. i covered my sad thoughts with mindfulness and concentrating on the driving. thoughts did wander back to a conversation this morning […]
i spend alot of time looking out the window while i sit and compose my posts. for the most part the posts are reflective about the last few days or maybe the week. this morning as i prepare to go […]
funny how writing a title triggers a memory of dragons den – not the start of the post i anticipated so i’ll work to bring it back on track. amazing day today – from hoovering to going through the contents […]
bish bosh bash – work, housework and a reprogamme for the snee snaw ( fore fingers ). yes i’m not one to sit around too much ! with the snee snaw i did try to adapt the isadora sketch as […]
feeling incredibly optimistic and positive i start this blog. there’s been quite a turnaround from a week ago, it took some heartfelt conversations and bravery from me. i’m bolstered by getting a wireless sensor working last night before settling into […]