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Access 2 Touch/See/Hear/Do

I have been researching online guides on how to produce accessible performance and I found this clearly explained working document by ‘unlimited’ arts commissioning program for disabled artists, titled Demystifying Access. The guide opens with a statement: ‘If you care […]

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Folding Glass

For the second part of my professional development award I am on a course with Australian glass artist, Kirstie Rea, at the studio of artist Silvia Levenson near Milan. The participants on the course are artists who come from all […]

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A-Z of Leadership Learnings

A-Z of Leadership Learnings  #clore14 @cloreleadership A: First + foremost I am an artist; my leadership development is framed by artist as leader, artist in governance, artist placement group, autonomy for artists + audiences and how and when to take action. […]

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Education and learning at Manifesta 12

During my visit to Manifesta preview I concentrated on looking into the work undertaken by the Manifesta education department. I often work on participatory projects with outreach, learning and education departments of museums, art organisations and galleries in the UK […]

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weaving a new language

Weaving with willow is like speaking another language. The timing and emphasis is one of its own, you cannot help but become involved in the process of growing, cutting, storing, soaking then selecting and weaving. It feels different to anything […]

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May Catchup

This painting just didn’t work so am obliterating it and starting again. Haven’t found much time to blog lately but have been doing a lot of thinking. Worrying about how little time is left to me and the vast amount […]

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Silence

We took the kids to YSP yesterday and upstairs in the chapel overlooking Chiharo Shiota’s installation is a small book on silence. The kids’ bags provided in the gallery also contain ear defenders for blocking out sound whilst creating sculptures […]

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Looking sideways

The Clore Fellowship is made up of a number of elements. There are mandatory aspects, such as the two residential courses at the beginning and end of the fellowship, some core training which we will do as a group in […]

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Untitled blog post from "The Cultural Tourist"

A change of perspective How does one get inspiration for new work? What drives the creative process and how are these thoughts developed. How is one’s perspective on a subject formed and how does this change? Growing up in New […]

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Drawing Inspiration

So a funny thing happened to me the other day, when I was at Surface Gallery, in my exhibition space, preparing for my perfume making workshop (which went brilliantly, by the way.) I chanced upon two visitors to my exhibition […]

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Coming of Age

I came back from Canada thinking I was a different artist to what I was, then I wasn’t quite sure how. Now, I realise it has been like a coming of age, many years too late in the traditional sense […]

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To Guadalajara

After a few days in Oaxaca I travelled back towards the north to Guadalajara. Once my trip was confirmed ITESO University in Guadalajara invited me to teach a 2-week summer project on contemporary photography. ITESO is an extremely well resourced […]

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The Autonomous Artist

The Autonomous Artist is a dedicated blog detailing activities, thoughts and reflections about my time as 2017/18 Visual Artist Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme. I will be exploring the role of the artist in arts leaderships and reflecting on independent, […]

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casting an eye back over july and august

my view out of the window this morning is one of wind blown tress, overcast sky and eldest daughter cleaning her rat’s cage.  its the last week of the holidays and i’ve had to abandon plans of editing this morning. […]

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my first solo exhibition

So things have been very busy recently in the Belton studio.  Whilst it has been business as usual in regards to working as intensely as my working life permits me I have also put on my first solo exhibition.  It […]

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Purring Among the Shards

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here The plate spinning was a useful metaphor. What I’m finding interesting is the smashed plate and how I end up seeing it…. And how others see it… “Oh you must be terribly disappointed? No Jerwood […]

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