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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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 […]
From:November 16, 2018
To:November 30, 2018
Location:North West England
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. […]
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 […]
Li-E Chen: Thinking Posture Thinking Posture 思想姿态 [Sī Xiǎng Zī Tài] and its Chinese characters together express the idea and the aesthetics behind my R&D Silent Opera on the Life and Art of Tehching Hsieh. 思(sī) to think; to cogitate: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This blog will chart my adventure as I navigate some of the oldest construction techniques ever used. City Lit run a two year course of basketry skills and I am on it.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Venue:Royal Festival Hall Green side foyers, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall
Date:October 07, 2017 at 01:00 PM
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 […]
Funded by the A-N travel bursary 2017, I was able to return to Mexico to strengthen and develop connections with galleries, museums and individuals, widen my understanding of working internationally, and develop my ongoing body of work Conceal with the aim of publishing it.
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
Venue:MK Gallery Project Space
From:February 02, 2017
To:February 25, 2017
Location:South East England
This is a re-blogged post from my website – you can see the original here… For a quick definition of the different types of coaching, take a look here. What is a coach? As an arts professional and educator, the […]
A collection of reflections on establishing a coaching practice as an artist and educator.
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 […]
Wnat to share this work, it is part of the Creativity Matters programme, which saw older people taught to do creative workshops. It shows the joy of creativity.