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5. The Words are Already There

One really significant thing to come out of this process is a much clearer picture of the writing I continuously produce to describe my work. Each artwork has a weighty pile of material that helps to realise its character in […]

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4. Appropriate Phrasing

In the last post, I tried to lay down my problem when documenting my performances. I settled on the fact that the minutiae of details within a proposal document might shed light on how submission into an artistic economy is […]

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1. Anthropology and a Forest

In 2017 I became a mother and also moved from London to a relatively remote area of the New Forest, in the South of England. The impact on my art practice was immense. Making art with a baby around turned […]

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2. New Forest

I continued to research the New Forest, traversing the land, accessing archives and meeting with relevant arts professionals and local organisations to try to identify potential opportunities. The bursary not only provided me with some resources but also a vital […]

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3. MTP (More Than Ponies)

The continued research and discussions eventually got to the point of where I was able to define the areas of focus and ambition under the tile of MTP (More Than Ponies) which I describe as: MTP (More Than Ponies) is […]

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4. Artist Conversations and Field Trips

In the summer of 2018 (again thanks to the support of the bursary) I was able to invite artists on fieldtrips to the New Forest to visit areas of interest and discuss possibilities, narratives and opportunities that it prompted. Artists […]

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5. What next for MTP

We are in conversation with the Forestry Commission and various other local communities and partners to inform our activities in 2019. We are planning and fundraising to present a series of artist-led events and performances throughout the year. Mary Cork […]

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BREXscapism

Escape is on my mind. This week the UK government are trying to push through a disgusting Brexit deal, while the British music industry simultaneously wheels out The Spice Girls for a bit of Christmas ‘girl-power’ nostalgia. The perfect distraction. […]

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Skyladika or dog people

On Thursday 1 November we opened ‘PooR Life by dog people’ at Transition Two Gallery in London. The show is developed through our mutual interests in fandom, poor copies and amateur-expertise: “Their interest in the confluence between avant-garde and mainstream culture […]

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‘8 Poor Copies’ by Owen G. Parry (excerpts)

‘PooR Life by dog people’, opens next week at Transition Two Gallery, London. (Opens 1st November 2018) show runs 2nd – 25th Nov: https://www.transitiongallery.co.uk/htmlpages/Transitiontwo/Poor_Life_by_Dog_People.html ‘8 Poor Copies’ was written in response to Beth Emily Richards’ show ‘Poor Copy‘ at Northern Charter […]

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Fascinating Fandoms!

I met Beth Emily Richards at a Theatre Fandom conference in Bristol last Summer. We had already been in contact with each other over our mutual fascination with fandom as a nerdy participatory network, amateur expertise and subversive world-making practice. […]

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Dungeon Crawling 2: Open the Caves!

The bursary I received from a-n was for experimenting with bringing ideas around game-journeying and space-making into my practice, particularly through learning how to render a digital space in 3D. In my last blog post I wrote about the research […]

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Pulling it all together!

This is a bit of a stock take of what I’ve achieved over the past 8 months. I’ve not only made a massive step forward in gaining Max MSP programming knowledge and created a system which includes light, glass, and […]

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Metal Casting

Lost wax – The ceramic shells were tidied up around the neck/opening. The piece was then placed upside down in kiln that allowed the wax to melt out. Curing – Once cooled & checked over for any cracks, these are […]

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Plaster & Wax Copies

We made a few plaster casts of the rocks which form part of a current work in progress of Hilary Jack’s, titled ‘Shadow of the Future’. I then took a test work though to the rest of the stages towards […]

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Impostor syndrome vs ‘fake it ‘till you make it’

Shortly after the announcement of my AN Bursary, I was overwhelmed by the widespread support for the project on social media. Women who work as art technicians nationwide contacted me and many men expressed their support too. For a while […]

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A project about being an art technician

But, but, but… But what do art technicians do anyway and why should I care? Art technicians often go under the radar, they are part of the invisible workforce behind art and exhibition production. We are rarely seen by the […]

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Punch Cards

From speaking to the weavers as they work, and from direct observation of the looms in action, I am beginning to comprehend the methods and mechanisms used to create patterns and different structures in woven cloth. Before Joseph Marie Jacquard […]

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a-n Artist Bursary 2018 Part 2: Radical Curiosity

Part 2: The International Teaching Artist Conference New York City 2018. Day 1 of The International Teaching Artist Conference 2018 consisted of a truly inspiring workshop at Groundswell Brooklyn focusing on the senses. Groundswell pride themselves on working with local […]

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Women art technicians unite!

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I write stuff about being and becoming an art technician; failing and succeeding in an environment which is often male-dominated. But more than anything else, this blog is me, looking for my tribe. I know you’re out there!

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BREXscapism

While escapism has a bad-reputation (i.e “escape from the political”), I am interested in the need for practices of escape in order to both cope with the present (a respite!), and imagine something radically different.

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Untitled blog post from "The Ragwort"

Ever heard of the Yeti or the Jabberwocky? What about the Ragwort? Who are they? What are they?   There is a plant named the “Oxford ragwort”. What do you think of when you hear this plant’s name?”   Image […]

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Untitled blog post from "The Ragwort"

Oxford ragwort, you are everywhere or elsewhere. Even…   Research Clip from The Ragwort, 42 sec, Ellie Kyungran Heo on Vimeo.     If I were you, I wouldn’t come down either.   You took root next to a chimney or […]

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