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more notes for the bio and statement

its saturday morning, bright sulight streams through the dining room window.  in the distance i can see trees and willow proudly motionless in the sun.  i glance at the lit stove, it’s light sending heat into the living room.  my […]

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winter birds

The tin-can clink of blackbirds’ calls punctuate the quiet of dusk. Plumes of crows boiled up into the sky this afternoon, sharp, black, paper-cut silhouettes, scattered over a blinding white sky. Everything looks drained of colour, bleached out, as if […]

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notes for updating my bio and statement

in amongst all that’s currently going on,  i’m sitting with a feeling of needing to update how i think and communicate about my practice.  looking at my a-n  bio it feels a little outdated now. writing about myself doesn’t come […]

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and we’re off

so here we are, 2021.  the blog theme for the year is around how i’m going to hold my nerve as we exit the pandemic.  in the weeks running up to 2021 beginning, the whole pandemic affecting me and my […]

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site offices

in december the large array of site offices were removed – i was there to capture the process for the project and to have a look inside the museum.  the heating was on !! i’m looking forward to returning to […]

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finding ten pence

the view from the dining room table today is one of calm trees and clear blue sky, the frost on the roofs slowly disappearing from view as the sun slowly transits out of sight.  my view is accompanied by the […]

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honestly

  this is oliver.  over lockdown i’ve photographed him so i have images to send to a friend via whatsapp.  the images act as a catalyst to get in touch.   this is graham.  since march lockdown he’s streamed a […]

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update december 2020

in the original plan, december 2020 was to have been the first open festive period for the museum of making.   following the impact of the covid-19 pandemic this year, we’re a little behind where we thought we would be and […]

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when all my thoughts

when all my thoughts combine to create no way forward i know it’s time to curl up on the sofa for a few hours and hide under a blanket. now having done that i can continue to try to reflect […]

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notes for an update to “about me”

sitting with an unsettled feeling following a recent interview i return to this space to collect and reflect about recent times.  there’s been a workshop/discussion around compassion and family in isolation and all that comes with that. the interview was […]

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A tiny bird.

It’s funny how being faced with an interview or CV update makes you look at yourself and the ‘story’ of your life objectively. A friend of mine insisted that I am eligible for an application I wouldn’t have believed myself […]

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I Stole a Book From Agnès Varda

Why do we want to keep mementos of the dead? Shortly after filmmaker Agnès Varda died, I went to Paris to learn from her life — and take a piece of it home with me.

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gender

something that is regularly discussed in our house is gender – the language of it and the pronouns of it.  until yesterday it had happened around me and i’d been taking part in the discussion yet not fully engaged with […]

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Dominique Golden

Dominique Golden is a multidisciplinary artist, originally from Lancashire, in the North of England, and is now working and living in London. The first time I became aware of her work was through the “Familiar Machines” exhibition at Backlit Galleries […]

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in time

time to make some reflective contribution to my blog.  it’s thursday morning, there’s four us in the house. we’re all waiting on the results of a covid test made on tuesday.  one of us had the test.  since the test […]

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speaking of pandemic

speaking of the pandmic feels like an important thing to do and to reflect a little here so in years to come we’ll look back and see what it was like. in the previous post i spoke about how i […]

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little and often #5

so here we are, near end of august, weather is wet and warm – as normal.  the chimney has been swept today a normal thing for this time of year.  we have plans for a curry tonight, one of our […]

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sharing the project

after a massively positive response to the project on social media i’ve been able to submit it to a couple of online exhibiting opportunities.  it felt good to feel proud and positive about submitting it to upcoming online exhibitions. i […]

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reviewing progress

this part of my emergency funding was about considering grounding of myself relative to an unresolved aspect of my past practice.  at times the journey i’ve been on has been difficult and emotional.  i’ve had to hold a mirror up […]

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watch the project now !

it is with great pleasure and pride that i announce the interactive documentary(idoc) walking through the pandemic is available to view. the idoc has been created from contributions from an online community who came together to share their experiences.  my role […]

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