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at the front edge

we have a small gap in our curtains, i stare out beyond the chimney pots to big fluffy clouds illuminated by bright sunshine.  children and parents wander by as they return home from the school run.  i pause to consider […]

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additional research – reading(1)

alongside the practice based research, i’ve been attempting to broaden my understanding of the theoretical space i’m working in.     finding this book feels so right as one of the contributors is max schleser, who i know as the […]

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user interface and accessibility research

alongside the content creation, i’m also researching the user interface.  this is currently happening as two lines of research the main interface how might the work be made more accessible. the accessibility considerations involve me adding additional code to hack […]

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on site and content creation

new areas of the site are still being opened up through the completion of more scaffold runs.   recently i’ve been able to access the southern side of the sowter mill.   the scaffolding facilitates both work on the roof and the […]

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somewhere over the antipodean rainbow

random title and it feels a little random to be writing.  have been spending a lot of time in my head musing life the universe and everything and as already seen in many previous posts when i get this introverted […]

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Drip, drip, drip in fluctuation grey

Images by Ligia the Ritherdon Marketing overlord.   Friday is usually a half day at Ritherdon, so Matt and I put our surprisingly refined ‘unorthodox’ approach to powder coating to the test last Friday on 5 large panels destined for […]

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on site

been on site today, really enjoyed myself – been a week since i was last on site – loads of new things to look at. from a bus ride over the derwent i could see how the italian mill’s front […]

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Seaworthy Vessel

This blog charts the progress of my project ‘Seaworthy Vessel’, an ongoing participatory project that uses the concept of seaworthiness in ships as a metaphor for emotional resilience in the face of physical trauma in people.

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processing time + filming

since the recent arts and heritage meeting i have been processing what we learnt.  its been tricky doing this as alongside this commission i have other projects and commitments that need to be kept live and up to date. in […]

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NEW WORK

New work by Sara Hayward RCA showing at Worcester Cathedral this summer.

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power of the word

lately there has been something that i have experienced that has left me unhappy, demotivated and disappointed. finding a way through this unhappy phase came in an unexpected way this morning – poetry. composing it out loud in the kitchen […]

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Job International residencies

International Rural Artist Studio Exchange

In search of a European or Scandinavian artist interested in a paid studio exchange project, aiming to take place later in the year.

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embodied experience

once a month i circle up with other men.  the circle is a supportive place to speak, share and listen.  what happens in the circle is kept in the circle, however i can speak of my experience. i experienced language […]

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marathon respect

the kettle is on in the kitchen while i day dream out the living room window.  the lads from next door are leaning against their fence, billows of smoke surround them from their vaping.  i leave the writing for a […]

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remote week off (2)

after my clearing post yesterday we headed out into the bright warm day and south to alnwick.  now famous for the home of hogwarts, our destination was another famous place – barter books.     having written up how i […]

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remote week off

Despite being on holiday I find myself needing to come to this place and reflect upon my attempts to play this week.  We’re in northumberland staying in a remote location where the wifi is intermittent.  I’ve brought the 360 camera […]

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life on site

in the life of this commission there are going to be some days where a special one off event takes place.  this week saw the first of these – a crane on site to lift steelwork into the second floor.   […]

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Craig Proud

Craig is one of the two people behind dizzy ink, probably the most prolific artistic enterprise in Nottingham at the moment. Dizzy ink is a printing and printmaking service. What sets them apart is the use of risographs. A risograph […]

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i pause again.

end of march, i’ve eaten and it’s still light, time to write a post i thought as i walked into the kitchen with my dinner plate. with the lighter nights comes a happier andrew.  for the rememberable past i have […]

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Scaling up

The third component of my skills development project was to talk to someone who could help me move my making processes forwards and help me think through what the direction of this could be. For a number of years I […]

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connecting to the collections

the collections are central to the museum of making.  they act as an inspiration for making today and for makers of the future.  with the building being refurbished all the objects are being stored offsite.  today i’ve visited one of […]

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first day on site

arriving home tonight i can still feel the excitement at being on site at the museum of making for the first time.  that is – the first time at the museum during the refurbishment work. after receiving my site induction […]

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puwer, rapper and being daunted

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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