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The Great Exhibition 2018 : Imagine Peace

The Great Exhibition 2018 is a spectacular light and sound event for all ages. 17th -27th August. The title of the exhibition this year is “Imagine Peace” and visitors will be taken through a series of poignant, moving, beautiful and striking artworks and installations.

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Light, Critical Care and Delirium

For patients in intensive care and HDU, the environment can be frightening and disorientating. Sense of time disappears and without a view out, any connection to life outdoors and weather conditions is hard to maintain. This week at James Cook […]

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Exhibition photograper

HI I’d like to find a professional exhibitions photographer to document developing and finished work to show case, or possibly in the event to respond to. It would work better if the photographer’s own work is concerned with texture, light/ […]

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Leverhulme Artist in Residence – summary of achievements

After an exciting 2017, work completed during the Leverhulme residency was presented to the public at Ouseburn Open studios, stimulating interest and discussion around the theme of light and well-being. Work was exhibited at 36 Lime Street and this provided […]

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All in the detail – light

Re-imagining objects collected from recent beach walks I’m transfixed by the translucence of things. Lit from below, I can see through shells. New layers of surface and texture emerge, bringing new landscapes, perhaps the moon? Photographed closely I can see […]

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Small things

In time things accumulate. It is not always easy to notice. When dust starts to collect, it is only once it has gathered in swaythes, the sun comes out and casts new light on it, that it gets noticed. Grains […]

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‘Shoal’ brings new light to Biosciences!

Installed in August 2017 in the Biosciences Department of Durham University, this stunning installation sweeps through the space and is transforming the atrium with an amazing display of light and colour. On loan from the National Glass Centre and located […]

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4. Chasing West – Space & Direction

The central idea to the road trip in Iceland in 2016 was to spend every night on a west facing coast to appreciate the full length of each day and catch the lasting hours. We were travelling west every day, covering […]

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3. Chasing Light – Natural Extension

The vastness and remoteness of Iceland attracts me as I search to distance myself from urban speed and to get on geological time. This attempt to find a slowness that I associate with landscape is not really ‘slow’, as Iceland […]

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2. Chasing Light – Sight

The theme of impermanence has always captivated me and it seemed only a matter of time before the subject of light would come into my practice as it did during my first trip to Iceland in 2014. The late autumn […]

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1. Chasing Light – Iceland 2016

Untouchable yet ever present, I find light to be one of the most exciting and enigmatic of subjects. I visited Iceland in July 2016 with the help of the AN travel bursary, to experience the length of the Arctic summer […]

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En’Light’en Berlin

Presenting the En’Light’en project at the Velux Symposium in Berlin, then engaging with the audience was a fantastic opportunity to share ideas on the theme of light and wellbeing and to explain the aims of the En’Light’en project to a […]

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Combined picture showing a petri latex dish, part unlit and part illuminated by Paul Liptrot
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Light – the simplest transformation?

In the day to day world of being obsessed with different processes, one of the questions that is often asked is simply, why? What is it that drives me to keep working with the materials I do? What excites me […]

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Prismatic Light Shelves

Painting with light at the Wolsfon Institute, Durham University. A study of the natural fall of light in the main atrium space led to the development of a series of ‘Prismatic Light Shelves’ that reflect and refract light patterns beyond […]

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