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The Art of Tweaking Workshops

I am still processing all of my olfactory activity from the end September until now. It’s been a period of extreme intensity, which has seen me deliver a residency, a solo show, two group shows and 5 workshops around the UK […]

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Production Space

A 2017 Professional Development Bursary exploring open access production space in relation to my role as co-director to Paradise Works, Salford, and my own creative practice.

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Urgency: new studio sought

On Friday I looked around what could easily be a great studio. The place would suit up to about ten individual artists, or perhaps fewer if I/we can pull off a collaboration with ABF (a well established national adult education […]

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Orchard Square Residency Diary #3

October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. We’re just over a week in and I feel as though I have began to assert my creative integrity within the space. It has become […]

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Orchard Square Residency Diary #2

October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. We’re just over a week in and I feel as though I have began to assert my creative integrity within the space. As every day […]

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Orchard Square Residency Diary #1

October will see me utilise this blog for documenting, describing and assessing my Orchard Square artist’s residency. The residency affords me one month housed in what is nominally a retail unit in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Positioned in […]

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Exhibiting my Perfumed Self Portrait

My perfumed self portrait is complete and currently nestled between 15 other works in an exhibition curated and devised by myself and artist Sharon Mossbeck entitled Alternative Portraits The aim of Alternative Portraits is to both investigate and celebrate innovative […]

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Palm Pebbles

I’ve been making these little things. I made some of them years ago, though they weren’t pink then, and they didn’t really seem to be anything and so they got put in a box labelled “CURIOSITIES” along with some latex pods, […]

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My Perfume Making Workshop Tightrope

Being a fine art perfumer, I occupy a somewhat precarious niche. I’m not in a position to claim I am a perfumer as I do not have any direct experience in the profession. Yet through a combination of research, exploration, […]

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Talking studios over lunch

On Tuesday I met Klas for lunch to discuss a possible studio that he has found. We met at the vegetarian, organic, local produce cafe here in town – I was surprised and pleased to meet some people from the […]

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in the beginning

later today i’ll take myself and my equipment into the derby silk mill museum of making and begin the filming for the film commission i’m currently calling  four six one. it’s being produced by sue ball, one of the two […]

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easing

after writing yesterdays post i found myself being drawn into considering the snee snaw programming again.  despite the alteration in how i thought about the how the work was made there was still something that i really felt uncomfortable with. […]

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Music is a torch…

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here A song can elicit a much more immediate emotional response than a piece of visual art. I’ve said before that as an artist performing a live song, that immediate response, even if a polite […]

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Looking backwards and forwards!

I have been thinking about a couple of people recently; one a friend in London, the other more of a friend of a friend here.  Both these creative people have become very successful in realising their ambitions, and while they […]

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All Change!

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Time for a shuffle about.   During the hanging of the latest exhibition at ArtSpace by my life drawing group, all the rubbish, tools, and general detritus – you know the type of stuff I’m […]

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Some corner: something rich and strange

A week of intensive work on “Angel’s Nightie” in the studio: both making and thinking. Following on from thinking about the quote from “the Tempest” (Shakespeare) in previous blog, I took my daughters to see the Alexander McQueen show (my […]

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I am back to AN.

Just rejoined the AN after 3 yrs absence and am planning.

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Studio

All things studio: individual, collective, critical, reflective.

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About the residency at Curious Projects

Curious Projects opened  affordable studios for artists in Eastbourne in January 2015.  More than just working spaces, we aim to create a platform for fostering collaboration, encouraging mutual support, and the cross-pollination of ideas across artistic disciplines. As part of this aspiration, […]

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