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Neurodivergence and tokenism in the arts!

Video still of a performance with Arts Council England funding forms  2017-2018. Autistic author and poet, Joanne Limberg, has described this blog post, first published on WordPress, as essential reading. So I’m sharing it here too. In many ways it […]

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Neurodivergence – language and social justice.

Photo credit Joel Chester Fildes Do you know how to use the terms neurodiverse and neurodivergent?  What’s in a word? What are four letters between friends, you might well ask. I myself am no fan of getting hot under the […]

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You have even seen my autism as it is.

The painting you see before you is literally buzzing. It’s a good representation of my brain right now. I painted it with great emotion, inspired by a piece of classic Spanish cinema called The Spirit of the Beehive (1972). Bees […]

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Time to go; the deeper failure behind Grantium.

Journalist Christy Romer has written an article for Arts Professional entitled, Arts Council England urged to replace Grantium. Romer states, “Arts Council England (ACE) has admitted that it’s “intuitive” funding portal Grantium, intended to “bring [ACE] into the 21st Century”, […]

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Autistic Artists & Exhibition Spaces in New York

Hi there, I’m going to be spending some time in New York later in the year and am looking to connect with other autistic artists out there and exhibit some work. Does anyone know: Any autistic artists, or artists from […]

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Drawn

Documenting a 7 months Arts Council project to develop digital practice in my work and to explore autistic experience of landscape, environment and place.

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Performance Outcomes #1

Developing technical skills and abilities To develop skills and abilities in plate spinning I facilitated three workshop sessions at the school with a range of ages and abilities. The first session was more focused and started by introducing the prop […]

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Fail & start again

For our final session in the school, the plan was to set-up the film we had made, then explore performance sequences in pairs building towards performing as a group. However, on arrival there was already a group in the 4D […]

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Floor Perspectives

For my second session I wanted to focus on a practice plate spinning area and used the climbing frame as a curtain with different textured materials draped, framing sections of the structure. From the intro session the blue and red […]

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Spinning Round & Around

I have been developing my performance practice working with families & children in public & private, domestic spaces. In 2016 I performed #work a performance that involved my family within a domestic set where I first used a spinning plate. This was […]

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HIDDEN BENEATH THE SURFACE.

It was an absolute pleasure to share my Arts Council funded research with this audience, and alongside such brilliant panel members. Whenever I have the opportunity to share my work in academic contexts  it makes my brain buzz, but this […]

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Autism Friendly Art Gallery

I have not written for a really long time and this is because it has been an incredibly manic month. Our new temporary contemporary gallery has now opened in Fareham.  It’s quite a big deal for us as it is […]

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