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First screening of Watercress and Daffodils

The film took us so gently on a physical journey through the garden space, a mental journey through its history but also on an emotional journey – as we descended the space of the garden we explored some of the […]

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2. New Forest

I continued to research the New Forest, traversing the land, accessing archives and meeting with relevant arts professionals and local organisations to try to identify potential opportunities. The bursary not only provided me with some resources but also a vital […]

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The decision to use Bronze

I have resisted bronze until now, worrying about the weight of history it carries and the fact it is so often overused – an automatic ‘go-to’ to add perceived value, whether or not the material is appropriate or needed.  But […]

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Patinas

Plain bronze colour is pale pink to yellow, depending on the type of bronze used.  A patina is simply a dye or chemical reaction added, with heat, to the surface to change the colour.  It is then sealed with a […]

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Sim cards

I wanted to cast a sim card as part of my thinking about data and how the objects and memory is stored. A bit tricky but one worked.

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Wolfsonian Museum & Archive

I also visited the Wolfsonian Museum and Archive last year on my visit to Miami, and it was wonderful to extend my research on this visit to explore more in-depth archives that I had only just touched upon. The Wolfsonian […]

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New York, New York!

I visited New York and Miami over the last two weeks, and made the very most of every moment whilst I was there, so I am writing these blog posts on reflection. This is also helping me process everything I […]

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Ocean Liners and Great Migrations

The Oceans Apart exhibition at MMU Special Collections Library was curated by Dr John Gibbons from his personal collection of items and manuscripts relating to transatlantic crossings between 1870 and 1940. John kindly met with me last week to talk […]

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Oceans Apart

I was delighted to see another Ocean Liner exhibition planned in my city, ‘Oceans Apart’ opened earlier this month at Manchester Metropolitan Special Collections. On this occasion, despite the advertising, I had very little knowledge of the exact content of […]

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The Maiden Voyage

This blog documented my 2018 A-n Bursary – a research visit to New York & Miami to explore the expansion of modernist architecture from Europe to the USA via Oceanliners. I am now extending this research in the UK for a site specific artwork at Georges Dock, Liverpool, Sept 2019.

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Twenty Years of Silver, Cornelia Parker

I am interested in the way objects are used to convey a narrative in Cornelia Parker’s work.  Twenty Years of Silver consists of two silver goblets, which her friend was given as a wedding present.  The marriage has since broken […]

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Sentimental Objects: Photos and Negatives

I have been interested in objects as a witness to the past.  Passed through my family on my father’s side is a collection of ephemera.  Within the bag of ephemera there are a collection of large format negatives.  They are […]

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First week in the basement.

As a neglected child, with a neglected history and heritage, my first question was: What does neglect look like? It becomes easier to remember when alone in the basement and without any contact to the outside world. There is also […]

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Cardiff Arcade AIR

The friction of truth, personal experience, culture, gender and binary boundaries. Material and form within a narrative and subject of gender, binary, object and body.

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The Pieces Of Me

The Pieces Of Me  Amy Dillwyn kept diaries throughout her life. The Pieces of Me are mono-prints of one personal diary that had large sections cut out. In removing these pieces, Dillwyn appears to be editing herself from or for […]

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Le jeu ne valait pas la chandelle

Le jeu ne valait pas la chandelle   Le jeu ne valait pas la chandelle was the first piece of work created in response to the life and fiction of Amy Dillwyn. The piece considers the death of Llewellyn her […]

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