I’m somewhat overawed to be supported by Arts Council England for my new R&D project, Neurophototherapy! This time I haven’t rushed onto social media immediately to announce my good news. It’s taken a few days to process what I want […]
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I was extremely happy to be invited to write a featured article review for Project Art Works, Illuminating the Wilderness film, by Kate Adams in late 2020. It’s also been encouraging to have my previous a-n blog post responding to […]
(Photo download from Project Art Works site) So Adrian Searle has written a review in the Guardian newspaper about the Jarman award 2020. Yesterday I made the mistake of logging onto Twitter on my lunch break, to find that Adrian […]
I’m collecting content about Neurodiversity for my research.
(This photograph was taken during my commission by Aidan Moesby for the Thresholds Online Exhibition at MIMA, but doesn’t form part of the final selection for my photographic series Safe as Houses.) How does it feel to be an […]
(First published on The Other Side) This post is about the sheer emotional labour of managing neurotypicals’ cognitive styles and preferences. This is heightened when autistics find themselves in a minority of one in almost any situation where our own […]
I love an epiphany! God, being autistic is sometimes an absolute blast. I get to peel back layers of a life time’s accumulation of faulty learning and go, wow! so that’s how it really works… Recent adventures have got […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”, […]
Flow Observatorium, a project from artist Jon Adams and dance practitioner Donna Bish, has gained charitable status and is celebrating its launch as a charity with an event in Portsmouth.
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 […]
In Brief: News briefing with national and international stories, including: Scottish artist Jennifer Lee wins 2018 Loewe Craft Prize; Five New York museums seek dismissal of artist Robert Cenedella’s $100 million lawsuit.
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 […]
A blog post in which I finally understand the importance of relationship managers in professional development and funding bid success as an autistic artist. I’m back at the coalface of the Grantium portal, but this time I’m making a higher […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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Somewhere to talk about being an ND person, a professional artist and project lead.