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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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UNION 2 (Hull) – The Sunday

SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2019 Sunday felt like a bit of a blur? The focus of the day was reflecting on who we are as artist-activists (Artivists) and what we need to get to where we want to be. Back at […]

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UNION 2 (Hull) – The Saturday

SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019 Rocked up to Artlink, one of my favourite arts spaces in Hull. The morning was quite heavy, but I really enjoyed it. Vikkie showed a Powerpoint explaining all about the City of Culture (C0C) in Hull […]

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UNION 2 (Hull) – The Friday

I’m writing this a LOT later on than I would have preferred – the second UNION weekend was pretty much a whole month ago now. Saying that, I’m trying to purposefully allow time in between <insert the something here> and […]

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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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UNION 1 (Leeds)- The Sunday

SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2019 Got up, packed, wrote a secret thank you note for my hosts to find after I’ve gone which I left in my room (I wonder if they’ve found it yet?), and went downstairs for breakfast. David […]

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UNION 1 (Leeds) – The Saturday

SATURDAY 12 JANUARY 2019 I went downstairs on Saturday morning to find this spread that Lily had laid out that would make any B&B proud – pot of tea, croissants, fruit, yoghurts, jams, mini packs of cereal in a bowl… […]

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UNION 1 (Leeds) – The Friday

FRIDAY 11 JANUARY 2019 I was at work all day that day – facilitating an art group in the morning and then in the office during the afternoon. I left work to embark the hour and a bit drive to […]

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Seacroft Residency (UNION 1)

How do I even begin to explain? Honestly. Last weekend (11-13 January 2019) I officially began my UNION journey. I’ve been looking forward to it starting for ages even though I wasn’t sure to expect in the slightest. The first […]

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Art etc. No. 15

I have become a nomadic artist in the sense that I am now studio-less, it feels very strange. I am sure I will miss the community of artists as well as that space to work in. It is going to […]

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Studio – Intensive Day 9

Studio-Intensive Day 9 Well, last day of my plan. It has been a headlong, packed week that is intended to project my development forward. Forwards and upwards. Would have liked more feedback and input but, the nature of things is […]

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Studio-Intensive

This blog documents a self-initiated, studio-based project of artist development as a response to a rejection to a mentoring scheme.

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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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Watching Through Frames

As the school is on half term this week I have had some studio time to reflect on additional elements to introduce into our sessions. I am now thinking about the view of the audience when they watch the film […]

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g_w_g

i’ve met with the skin and bone trio. greg, walt and geogre have been playing together for about 18 months and they are looking to add visual elements to their set.     we met in the first floor function […]

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answering the questions – four

so the last question and possibly the “biggee”.  answered over several attempts this answer evolves very much in the manner in which this commission has. so sitting comfortable with minh-ha’s essay as company ….. question 4 ….   4) What […]

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answering the questions – three

before answering the question today i want to make reference to a tweet from yesterday. https://twitter.com/derbysilkmill/status/956468477480480768 (i’m disappointed at not being able to embed this tweet by the way.)   the tweet has a periscope video of sally and daniel […]

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answering the questions – one

things are starting to get a little more serious.  i want to submit shimmering place to doc fest 18 and this is requiring me to look at and consider questions set as a result of a meeting with part of the […]

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Spinning – Artist in Resident at Grange School

This project is a continuation of the performance #work where I used the action of spinning a plate that highlighted the accessibility of this simple prop. In this blog I will document my project research & development.

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