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formal qualities

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 […]

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connecting the gaps

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 […]

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looking after the basics

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 […]

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energy of the moment

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 […]

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sunday – day of

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 […]

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startings

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 […]

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tidy time

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 […]

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straight in

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 […]

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game on

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 […]

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reviewing review

there was a time when charlie brooker presented a review of the year through all the bits of broadcast tv he’d found most weird/annoying/out there somewhere.  liking brooker’s writing style meant watching this review was always entertaining and a chance […]

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arduino playtime

it took a few days for my state of mind to unwind after wednesday and i’m really pleased to report that after a conversation yesterday i’m feeling a lot more centred and happy than the previous few days prior to […]

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reclaiming myself

thank goodness for the break. i’m returning to thinking about things i’ve not had space to consider and the first of these has been the about me on my website.  i took the decision to have an about me section […]

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friday feeling

it feels so decadent writing during daylight hours.  though windows both behind and in front of me the crisp warm sunshine of the day illuminates the static drawings on the horizon created by resting trees. space to think !   […]

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Prospecting Symposium Review by Gabrielle Hoad

Supported by Visual Art South West, Exeter based writer & artist Gabrielle Hoad received writing bursary to review the ‘Prospecting’ Artists Symposium in Somerset. Images by London based artist Léonie Hampton.

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Prospecting Symposium Review by Gabrielle Hoad

Supported by Visual Art South West, Exeter based writer & artist Gabrielle Hoad received writing bursary to review the ‘Prospecting’ Artists Symposium, which took place on 1st November at University Centre Somerset. Images by London based artist Léonie Hampton.

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light, wright and trio

a comfy place on the sofa avails thought and contemplation to recount recent days and specifically to reflect upon aspects of my own practice. last weekend i made my debut with the skin and bone trio in a local pub’s […]

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honesty

sitting at our dining table i find myself staring out the window at a scene of slowly fading light with becoming brighter moon.  what leaves are left on the trees wave at me like they are all vying for my […]

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a-n Artist Bursary 2018

My interdisciplinary practice is broad and spans image making, installation and dance making, so my plan had to be equally diverse involving mentoring with an interdisciplinary artist who is a bit further on; and skills based development in Tanztheatre and […]

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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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