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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 – Unknown Statue Performance

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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Peace Painting Project

A new international project I’m trying to initiate with Catrine Gangsto for Peace Painting http://www.peacepainting.org/om/

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