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Collemacchia – Reflecting on a residency

In July I travelled to Collemacchia, a tiny village situated in the National Park of Abruzzo in the Molise region of Italy, to take part in an artist residency with The Museum of Loss and Renewal. I’ve never had the opportunity […]

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Master of Fine Art

Today marks the graduation ceremony for students who completed the MA in Fine Arts at University of Derby this year. I am pleased to say that I graduated with a Masters with Merit. The course was demanding, intense and very […]

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Retrospect

I’ve been re reading my initial blogs on a-n. Trying to discover some progress, development in my thoughts and achievements in art and life. Some aspects remain constant – lack of self-belief both in life and my art but there […]

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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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Big IDEAS

I started university full of ideas about what I wanted to explore in my creative practise. I didn’t have preconceived ideas about exactly how I was going to execute my ideas and now I have too many to comprehend. The […]

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Acceptance and moving forward

I had anticipated writing again before now. Such is the nature of working around life and children. I attended the interview at Derby University. I have been accepted on to the MA in Fine Art and I start next month. […]

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MA Interview Preparation

I visited Derby University to attend the open day, where I met with the course leader of the MA in Fine Art. We discussed my current ideas and I was encouraged to complete my application, which I submitted last month. […]

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Masters Submitted

I finally submitted my Master by Research portfolio at the end of April and it is currently with the examiners pending their grading and comments. The printers duplicated my order by mistake so ironically two copies of the thesis have […]

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Things progress, slowly but surely

So I spent the majority of my weekend emailing the huge backlog of people I have to contact and it has been a good thing to get done.   There is a national campaign working in the arena of disabled […]

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Taking stock

In this ‘wood for the trees’ time I am building in as many mini goals as I can to get me stretching myself. I have felt very frustrated and ‘full of woe’ as I am coming to terms (slowly!) with […]

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Chelsea – (kind of) tick.

I’ve enrolled!! A friend lent me some money (0% interest) to start the course, and now I am trying to raise the rest of the 1st year fees in a tiny bit over 2 weeks time – the grace period […]

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MA BLOG

My MA revolves around what it is to be human and in particular, my very personal relationship to illness, disability and invisibility.

We were asked to detail our thoughts and ideas about our work in a blog to be validated by our tutors….so I did

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Computer says no

I’ve already shared about this, but wanted to share the outcome of my query to the Chelsea funding department, asking them to reconsider the scholarship criteria as they’ve unintentionally penalised single parents who have duties of childcare and can’t work […]

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