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a-n Artist Bursary Evaluation

Bursary schedule The aim of my proposed bursary activity was to research and develop making my work accessible to children by integrating Makaton language to communicate signs within the work. There were some changes to my original schedule due to […]

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R&D Show #1

My aim with this work was to make my Unknown Statue workshop & performance Makaton friendly which I feel was a success. I started with a relaxed performance of a maximum of 25 people and in the second session 75 […]

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1-2-1 Mirror

I had my first 1-2-1 rehearsal with Helen Adams through a Skype link which was my first time performing to someone in this way. Originally I wanted to be in a physical space but actually working like this is a […]

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Being Statue Still

To support my artistic practice I work part-time as an Audience Interviewer in the cultural sector, which has informed my work & I regularly receive neurodiverse audience feedback of the lack of access to interpretation in museums & galleries, which is […]

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Access 2 Statue

I will develop making my work accessible to children using an extract from my performance Unknown Statue integrating Makaton language to communicate signs & symbols within the work. Supported by a-n bursary 2019 programme supporting self-determined professional development.

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Master of Fine Art

Today marks the graduation ceremony for students who completed the MA in Fine Arts at University of Derby this year. I am pleased to say that I graduated with a Masters with Merit. The course was demanding, intense and very […]

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Echoes of Silence

The urn continues to be of great interest at present. I have been investigating numerous ways in which the object can be used in my creative practice. I have drawn, sculpted, painted and photographed various urns. Looking at statistics and […]

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Urns on a mantle

I have continued to explore memento and artefacts. My interest in the urn has increased and I am currently working with vessels of various shapes and sizes. I am considering the mother as a vessel and the interchangeability of the […]

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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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Art Theory and Reflective Process

In December I submitted the final drafts to the first two modules on the MA. I navigated and battled my way through feminist artists in history and women who have presented work relating to the relationships they hold with their […]

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Big IDEAS

I started university full of ideas about what I wanted to explore in my creative practise. I didn’t have preconceived ideas about exactly how I was going to execute my ideas and now I have too many to comprehend. The […]

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Acceptance and moving forward

I had anticipated writing again before now. Such is the nature of working around life and children. I attended the interview at Derby University. I have been accepted on to the MA in Fine Art and I start next month. […]

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MA Interview Preparation

I visited Derby University to attend the open day, where I met with the course leader of the MA in Fine Art. We discussed my current ideas and I was encouraged to complete my application, which I submitted last month. […]

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Portrait of a Parent

Portrait of a Parent is the title to my MA proposal and I aim to create a body of work that supports new understandings of parenthood and creates a platform for dialogue between parents both with and without children.

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Lancaster and the cat

So this week has seen the first module of our A-N/RD1st coaching program.  It has been a bloody knackering week to put it bluntly.  Thanks in part to my husband forgetting to book the hotel we had to stay in […]

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Peace Painting workshops at Priory Witham Academy

Last week, I ran a series of Peace Painting workshops at Priory Witham Academy, organised by Paradigm Arts, who are funding the work. I worked with Paradigm Arts last year for a series of after schools comics workshops for my […]

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