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Professional Development Bursary progress

My A-n professional development bursary is currently funding a series of curatorial critique sessions focusing on the work made for my two solo shows of the first part of this year with invited curators across the country. So far I’ve had fantastically […]

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Untethered

“Once upon a time, stories grew out of the fabric of our spirit. We were one with them. Along came information: present-bound, unambiguous, surface. This is why information is a menace to storytelling, observes Walter Benjamin, and why storytelling is […]

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that secret nature vibe

photo by Steve Ayres Written by Megan Calver & Gabrielle Hoad. Posted by Susie David Out on the Warren we bump into Ranger Steve, who tells us how a recent storm changed the beach “massively”. High winds made sea water pool on […]

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All the World’s Memory

Stills from Alain Resnais’ “Toute La Memoire du Monde” (1956) via www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0RVSZ_yDjs (Criterion Collection)  

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Blog 5 hot enamel

Well been back to Edinburgh to do a one to one with Dorothy Cockerell , today we did plaque de jour , I ended up using some pre cast shapes for the task as I mentioned in my last blog […]

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blog 4 enamelling

The saga of the silver casting for my enamelling on 6th June,  well all not well I have made a right cods ear of the dam thing, all you silversmiths and enamellers out there who do your own silver  work […]

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Piercing Its Roof

Thanks to this bursary I am having ongoing conversation/feedback with Michael Hampton, author of “Unshelfmarked – Reconceiving the Artist’s Book” and contributor to Art Monthly, Frieze, White Review and Uniformagazine amongst others. As our communication will eventually become a publication […]

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What Next?

So then we had the post mortem and the ‘What next ?’ conversation.  The characterisations are sound and need filling out and heightening by adding another layer of narrative, such as a celebration or a heartbreak.  Then we can go back […]

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Public Performance

Now the focus has been on more research, assembling props and refining performance details. Research came from lots of different sources: George Anelay, the Director of Archaeology, Stuart Needham, the Subject Specialist for the period, Kathrin Pieren, Petersfield Museum Curator, […]

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Blog 3

Back on the train to Edinburgh this should have been a two day event but things have been changed slightly today (Saturday) is the silver casting and then on the 6th June we will continue with the enamelling of the […]

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Blog 2 Cold enamel

I have now been on the first of my classes in Cold enamelling  to update my skills in, I travelled up to Glasgow on the Friday ready for the early start on Saturday, there was 8 of us on the […]

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Enamel Blog 1 Hot enamel

On the train t 7.43 AM off to Edinburgh , why cant we have some enamelling tutors in Newcastle ! well I know of one but she is off doing her PHD .  Dorothy Cockerell is a world famous enamelling […]

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Research and development

Having a small break from my brilliantly inspiring curatorial critique sessions that have so far taken me to meet curators in Liverpool at The Bluecoat, Leeds at The Tetley and Manchester at International 3 and Manchester Art Gallery. When I […]

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Experimenting

We did some experimental run throughs on site.  We tried performing in parallel, and performing in turn and then pausing whilst the other one does some. The parallel performance works much better, the serial one is a bit pedestrian and […]

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Progress

So I’ve done more thinking about where work is going and there are two choices: I could make a series as in photography, or settle on one direction to focus on. At the moment, a series seems to be the […]

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Oculus

OCULUS |ˈɒkjʊləs| noun ( pl. oculi |-lʌɪ, -liː| ) Architecture A round or eye-like opening or design, in particular: • a circular window • the central boss of a volute • an opening at the apex of a dome ORIGIN […]

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Curatorial critiques update

So far I’ve had three curatorial critique sessions in Manchester and Leeds and am preparing for a fourth in Liverpool this week. All the sessions have been fantastic – inspirational and motivating – more details coming soon!

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Key Words

Mr. Andrea Crestadoro, Chief Librarian of Manchester 1864–1879, is credited with being the first person to propose that books could be catalogued by using keywords that did not occur in the title of the book. Crestadoro, librarian, Manchester, credit, first, […]

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The Reader As Metaphor

Avid > < apathetic Body  > < framework Chaos > < order Duty > < service Enlightenment < > dark ages Form < > finance Guidance < > brainwashing Hermeneutics > < connotation Illumination > < ignorance Jettison > < […]

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Next surprise

Barrow 16 turns out to be Barrow 20, and is not included in the excavation this time. So my planning for the site and measuring the space was for nothing. However, the barrows being dug this time include Barrow 8, […]

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