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so many boxes, so many ticks

i can remember sitting in a well dressing meeting some years ago while the search for a new chair person took place.  the wise one at the table suggested  “if you want something doing, ask a busy person.” during the […]

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scary

scary – worked all day at derby museum and it’s been so good i’m blogging before i’ve eaten.  i’ve lead a gif and meme session.  put into the public programming after the artist rooms tate bursary pilot programme associated with […]

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Tracey Kershaw

I met Tracey Kershaw for the first time when I signed up for a group critique session which she organised and ran at Backlit, an artist community in Nottingham. Being a nervous participant I arrived a bit too early but […]

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sticks and stones and cpr

there is something very satisfying about getting to mid afternoon on a friday and logging into my a-n account to prepare a blog post.  for one it means that i’ve got to the end of the week and managed to […]

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mina minor

  my day today has been supported by forest school dog – i’ve been finishing off my 10 minute presentation for the smart story telling symposium in november. it’s been a while since i gave any type of presentation so […]

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What kind of artist?

At an event recently I was asked if I was making work about my experience of bowel cancer “or was I not that kind of artist”? I mumbled something very vague and said whatever I was going through would probably […]

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orbiting of academic planets and others

approaching the end of september in glorious sunshine – its unfortuante that i’ve caught the back to school cold.  despite this i’ve had a good week, with lots of connectivity to people and ideas. i have to say that having […]

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Have you had your working method changed by technology?

We are looking for artists, designers, musicians and creatives to take part in a research project investigating artists practices affected by technology. This research study is specifically looking for people who have their methods of working affected by software changes.

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melbourne pre-planning

there’s a little over a week to get my australia symposium plan in the post.  so what do i do – write – write lots, lots and lots. drink coffee make notes write.     all the writing leaves me […]

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managing and melbourne

after a weeks break at the end of august i’m slowly adjusting to september and beginning to get my head around what work load i need to manage. before i move onto melbourne i want to spend a little time […]

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self timer

  while i sat chatting friday i was asked “what do you do for yourself ?” i paused and struggled to find an answer. saturday afternoon after painting emulsion on two walls done after taking the dog out i sat on […]

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swimming against the tide

friday night, the dog spread out on the arm of the sofa and my lap becoming warmer from holding the laptop ready to type.  reflecting upon my week there’s been three main components. more sessions at derby museums, all of […]

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a week at the museum

my week has been spent at derby museums sites being part of the delivery team for four public programme sessions – diverse and interesting : tuesday buildings   wednesday accidental art   thursday muddy masterpeices   friday bugs and beasts […]

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once more

once more i sit staring at the blank blog post entry and negotiate with myself how to begin.  i do this ignoring my overall mood – one of tired hot slightly low yet upbeat at the same time.  i have […]

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speaking of feedback

like pebbles on a beach i reach for my experiences this week to gather them together to draw them all into one place.  i gather up the photos of buxton, the heat wave and the latest mens circle meeting. beginning in […]

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Contributing to the Letterpress Workers book

In advance of each annual Letterpress Workers conference, attendees are invited to contribute to the annual book that chronicles each year and its associated themes. All contributors then receive a copy of the book as a memento of their experience. […]

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I’m now accredited!

Last Friday marked a new chapter in my coaching life as I (and 13 other amazing individuals) became accredited coaches. Following this period of intensive theoretical knowledge and in-depth practical learning I am still amazed at the transformational process of coaching. […]

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the way of things

i like getting to friday and taking some time to reflect back over my week.  this one has been varied and i’m pleased to write today about a feeling of clearing i have. i feel i’ve cleared some troubling energy […]

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waiting for the haze to clear

I read the entry from may. without holding the feelings I had when I wrote them,  the words take on a new appearance. The words are a little bizarre – I’m reading them like they were written by someone else. […]

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Oceans Apart

I was delighted to see another Ocean Liner exhibition planned in my city, ‘Oceans Apart’ opened earlier this month at Manchester Metropolitan Special Collections. On this occasion, despite the advertising, I had very little knowledge of the exact content of […]

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