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Week 6 Thursday

No writing today as I spent most of the time on this small oil painting. It is of some unusual stones, which are due to be removed next week. Plus one drawing of work continuing around the drain. More tomorrow…

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Now Showing #306: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s recommended shows include multidisciplinary artist Aliyah Hussain’s feminist science fiction-influenced work at HOME, Manchester, plus a career spanning survey of Bridget Riley at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

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Week 5 Thursday

Today I have been contemplating timing in my relationship with archeology. Sometimes I’m in the right place at the right moment but unprepared. While at other times I am completely prepared but have to wait ages for the right moment. […]

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Week 5 Wednesday

A certain buzz associated with new discoveries on site today. Week 5 of the 8 weeks has been mentioned as the peak of the dig, and it certainly feels like it.  There is still time to explore before the pressure […]

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Week 5 Monday

On the necessity of decisions. Today one of the supervising archaeologists said this: If we are not making decisions we are not solving the problem. You have to take a decision when you are digging. If it is a correct […]

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Out of context

I’m about to start a new body of work. This is always an exciting time as I anticipate the journey ahead and what surprises it might bring. I’m currently preparing my surfaces – stretching, sealing and priming a number of […]

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Week 4 Monday

No visitors but rain this morning prevented drawing. To use my time, I tried to work on the narrative structure for the film – but found it impossible in a small space of the Art Hut on an iPad. The […]

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Open Day

On Open Day there are so many visitors to the Art Hut that there is little chance of getting on site for more than a hasty sketch. However late in the afternoon, when a shower had thinned out the visitors, […]

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Dwell Time Issue 2 Open Call

Dwell Time is an arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing produced in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership. We seek drawings, illustrations, poetry and stories about real life, raw feelings and survival stories; more about the journeys more than the destinations.

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Week 3 Wednesday

A busy morning starting early making a series of rapid sketches of the start of the archaeological day collecting kit from the store. Tea break provided a chance for a pair of studies. Just before lunch there was the excitement […]

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I am delighted to inform you …..

I cannot quite believe it but this drawing …. …. has been accepted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize! Getting into this (and also when it was the Jerwood) has been a long-held ambition of mine … I keep […]

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Week 3, Monday

This ongoing residency requires a long view. The film I’m composing is not a final outcome. It’s a good way of collating my findings but I need to think beyond its development to wherever the project takes me. So while […]

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Week 2 Friday

I’m beginning to realise that my collection of material is extremely wide ranging and somewhat chaotic. The film that I’m making, by layering artwork and sound, will need a narrative.  Time to get working on a story board. There are […]

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Week 2 Thursday

A day of beginnings and near endings. Most of the volunteers were starting on extensions to Trenches T and X. The spoil heap for T is now mountainous. I recorded detailed sounds of mattocks, shovels and wheelbarrows to go with […]

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Drawing The City – Inviting Others In

As we plan our exhibition together at Spitalfields Studios in November, Karen Wood and I are looking at how we can invite people into our collaboration, to share our working processes of noticing and recording. This is in part informed […]

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Week 2 Monday

The sun came out and shone all day. It was even hot enough to shed some of my many layers of clothing. Spirits were high on site and the dig got going in earnest. I spent the day at Trench […]

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Week 1 Friday

Yesterday bad weather suspended the dig.  Today I am sitting in the Art Hut waiting for the rain to stop. Even if I could stand the wind, the paper in my sketchbook will suffer in the rain. There is a […]

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Day 3 on site

Rain and wind – enough to make most people want to stay indoors. Not at the Ness of Brodgar though, where both archaeologists and visitors are out in this weather to do and see the dig. Visitors are here briefly […]

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Day 2 on site

The weather is a little friendlier this morning and uncovering the site continues. This is an aspect I have already drawn and recorded. So I was looking forward to moving into the Art Hut and getting organised in my space […]

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First day back on site

This year’s residency is for the whole eight weeks of the dig. I am now thoroughly integrated into the workforce as an artist, and the archaeologists know what I’m trying to achieve. My aim for this season is to continue […]

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