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Exploring San Luis Potosí

In the morning of the fourth day I completed and published the Spotify playlist for the Museo Leonora Carrington. In the afternoon Antonio and I went to explore the city centre. He took me round all the main tourist sites and pointed […]

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Documenting

My third day was spent documenting the Museo, looking at the collection in more detail but also the building. I also began thinking about the Spotify playlist and what I would like to include in it. I didn’t want it […]

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Self-Portrait ca. 1937–38
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Professional Development Bursary 2018: Research trip to Mexico

A research trip to Mexico to visit the Museo Leonora Carrington de San Luis Potosí, Las Pozas in Xilitla and Mexico City, followed by research dissemination and engagement activity in Margate.

Supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.

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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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Abbie Trayler-Smith, Fleeing Mosul c-type, edition of 7, 30.5 x 37.5 cm. Courtesy: Abbie Trayler-Smith and Anima-Mundi
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Now Showing #236: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: Pumpkin paintings by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at Omer Tiroche Gallery in London, and in St Ives, Anima Mundi’s exhibition of Abbi Trayler-Smith’s photographs showing the effects of Isis on the people of Mosul in northern Iraq.

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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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CALL FOR POLITICALLY MINDED PERFORMERS/PARTICIPANTS

Freedomination Soapbox Protest Performance Tuesday 6th March, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield Part of the Fighting Talk Exhibition to celebrate international Women’s Day and the Centenary of (some) Women’s Right to Vote by Davin Watne and Dawn Woolley (Performed by Dawn […]

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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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Update on our a-n bursary funded FUTURE Programme!

1 – Kicking off our a-n funded Future Programme as our first commissioned speaker, Nuno Coehlo gave two lectures in one in April (10th) that spanned seemingly divergent ages and subjects as ‘How Modernism Envisaged A New Future’ via 1920s chairs, Bauhaus […]

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It Takes a Village: Models for Mother Artists event at Atelier Stroud, 23 April 2017, from 'Mother House' session with Dyana Gravina and Amy Dignam from ProCreate project. Photo: the Women's Art Activation System (WAAS)
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Models for mother artists: how to maintain your practice as a parent

Being a mother of young children and continuing your art practice is incredibly difficult. Inspired by a recent symposium exploring the challenges of being a ‘mother artist’, Frances Bossom – who presents a ‘Proposal for a Guide for Art Parents’ at June’s a-n Assembly event in Bristol – calls for an approach that values the complex reality of motherhood.

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Culture

To comprehend the subject of cultural sexual exploitation and visually decipher it’s many constructs; I started drawing, experimenting with ink, form, the age of the girl and her poise. In figures XXXVIII the girl is alone and younger. The spots […]

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The Subversive Stitch

I’ve been reading the Subversive Stitch by Rozsika Parker, and i’ve found it quite interesting. Not only for the content and ideas within it, but also for some of the quotes i’m getting from the book. Quotes which could easily […]

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Embroidery Work

I’ve been taking a variety of quotes from Emma Watson’s UN speech on gender equality, my favourite being ; “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.” I […]

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