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All in the best possible taste!

I’ve just read a very interesting article in the New York Times by Michael Pollan called Weeds Are Us. In a way, it develops the point I was making last week about having empathy for non-human species – namely, weeds. […]

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How to be an empathetic human?

I was clearing out the bindweed from my garden this weekend when it occured to me that, in a way, it is like a virus. By that I mean that it is a form of nature which, in seeking to […]

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I can’t imagine a future without creativity

In this time of crisis, when normal life has been so uprooted, it’s important to be able to adapt to the changing situation. The same is true for us artists as anyone. For example, when the Williamson Art Gallery’s Open […]

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How do we live without each other?

Here in the UK, we are enduring the second week of self-isolation (aka lockdown). I struggle with anxiety and depression even in normal life and this pandemic has just made it so much worse. I really miss my freedom of […]

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Water saves lives

In this time of the coronavirus crisis, we’re being asked to regularly wash our hands to curb infection. If people are anything like me, this will increase our water usage just when we’re meant to be preserving it to save […]

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And now, in a break to our usual programming…

It is entirely impossible for me to ignore the coronavirus crisis this week… As I type, I’m self-isolating, as advised by the UK government, due to having flu symptoms. I don’t know what it was but it passed on Sunday […]

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Stepping stones

Last week I began to follow the eco trail of my Winsor & Newton watercolours. As I don’t wish to single Winsor & Newton out, this week I’ve decided to follow the eco trail of my Royal & Langnickel brushes […]

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Setting Off Along The Eco Trail

In last week’s blog, I wrote about becoming more atune to the ecology I’m part of. This inspired me to look closer at the eco trail of my art supplies. My watercolour paints are supplied my Winsor & Newton. Their […]

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There’s A Snail In My Rainwater Bucket

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m collecting rainwater in a bucket to use for my painting and, to stop the wind blowing the bucket away, I’ve placed a brick in it. Well, this weekend, I was surprised to find a snail […]

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Changing landscape

This is probably my final post for this project – it seems a bit weird amidst all that is going on. However, my plan was to share some final images and thoughts on my installation in ‘Fool’s Gold’, my two […]

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(Eco)logical Sense

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  • Venue:
    Hockney Gallery, Stevenson Building, Royal College of Art
  • From:
    March 12, 2020
  • To:
    March 15, 2020
  • Location:
    London
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Reframing

There is under one week until Pamela Schilderman and I install our new work for ‘Fool’s Gold’, a two person exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum with associated events in Rugby and London. I am thinking about how my […]

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Being with nature

Originally my plan for my piece ‘Winter Blues’ was to use branches from ‘real’ Christmas pine or needle trees that are discarded along pavements in January – an act I find disturbing. This year I have been working with discarded […]

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ugly sticks

‘Quadrats’ will be one of the three new bodies of works I am making for ‘Fool’s Gold’. The square structures will be formed from discarded ‘sticks’. From the the streets I have collected abandoned mop poles, rusty poles, brass poles, […]

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hello

Pamela Schilderman and I have been awarded Arts Council England funding for our exhibition ‘Fool’s Gold’, opening in January 2020 (January 25th – 14th March) at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. The project, which takes place in Rugby, London, and online, will […]

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Fool’s gold and where to find it

A space for my ideas towards ‘Fool’s Gold,’ an Art’s Council Funded two-person show at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum – if all that was left of humanity was the things we made, what would be our legacy?

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Summoning up the spirits

As the idea behind Otherworld was to reimagine the lost creatures and local spirits of Blackheath, I invited Blanc Sceol to perform on The Hare and Billet Pond opposite the gallery for the opening of the exhibition.  Of themselves they […]

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Curses and Cautionary Tales

How do we make people behave themselves? Throughout history there have been ways to control behaviours through belief systems. Fear has often been the most effective. Fear of hell, damnation, of reds under the bed, of being shamed in the […]

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Event Exhibition

Otherworld

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  • Venue:
    The White Box Gallery
  • From:
    March 01, 2019
  • To:
    March 10, 2019
  • Location:
    London
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The Little Folk

Do you believe in fairies? I remember seeing Peter Pan in a theatre when I was little, and to revive the dying light that was Tinkerbell we all had to shout out “I do believe in fairies”. For a time […]

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