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The Other in Mother

I went to The Other in Mother seminar yesterday about perinatal mental health and saw Sarah Greaves installation of manipulated objects representing diverse experiences of maternal transition. “Artist Sarah Greaves has been working with women who are recovering from postnatal […]

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On the Radio on World Suicide Prevention Day

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday 10th September and we’re going on local radio to talk about Dwell Time. Vanessa and I set up Dwell Time in memory of our friend who took his life last year. He had […]

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Artists and mental health: a conversation that needs to get louder

When artist and writer Alistair Gentry first shared his experiences of depression earlier this year it resulted in a flood of private feedback and led a-n to commission a series on artists and mental health for our Resources section. Drawing on the conversations he’s had with artists and arts workers, he argues for more openness about mental illness and wellness in the arts.

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#itsoktotalk

It’s hard to bounce back from rejection and keep going. Life and art practice is inevitably crap at times and coping strategies for the lows are helpful. I’ve been reflecting about this and think this is one of the many […]

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Mental Health Support Services

This week I’ve been compiling a list of local/UK mental health support services and charities that now feature on our blog and will form a directory in the newspaper. One of the risks of raising awareness about mental health and […]

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Huddersfield-Sheffield-Huddersfield 28/04/18

Vanessa and I took the train to Sheffield and back on Saturday. Vanessa has a disabled persons railcard so it cost us £14 total with me travelling as her carer for the journey. We had a notebook, train wine and […]

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A Week of Dead Laptop Hard Drive

I had hoped to update sooner but my hard drive died. I bought a new harddrive and and caddy and miraculously retrieved my data off the dead drive. I bookmarked a load of links I’ve been reading on my phone […]

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Dwell Time

Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.

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Realisation, Questions and Opportunities (Part 5)

I was questioning my ability before I was awarded this bursary on many levels. Humbled by my peers words of encouragement and advice and the technical knowledge freely imparted I realised early on that taking part in a single course […]

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Yes, No – I dont know (Part 2)

I wanted to give an insight of my honest insecurities and the process in applying for this grant. If it helps another artist then it’s worth it. Since graduating I have always struggled to call myself an Artist. I felt […]

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Artists and mental health: depression is neither romantic nor inevitable

Do the pressures of being an artist, with the precariousness of funding, the demands of unrealistic deadlines and the need to be seen to succeed and deliver consistently, make talking about depression and mental health tantamount to career suicide? Artist and writer Alistair Gentry, who has suffered with depression since a teenager, thinks the answer is ‘Yes’ – but that the issue is too important to keep quiet about.

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The Turning Year

As is traditional for me I had a fire to mark the turning of the year. 2017 slips quietly into 2018. The snow of the previous day had melted. A bright moon lit the clear sky.. As part of the […]

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So much more than just weather

The weather is a great leveller. It doesn’t care how rich you are, your class, race, creed, gender or what ever people identify themselves as and by. True enough, a lot of people don’t really notice the weather or aren’t […]

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It’s not always about money

It seems ages ago I received notification of being awarded an a-n Professional Development Bursary. Back in March life seemed so different. I was going through the “Famine of Freelance” – you know – that thing no one really talks […]

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Clouds

Researching the potential of digital technology to develop my practice.

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Assembly Leeds – Resilience and Sustainability

Last Thursday I hoped to seek insights into sustaining a practice at the a-n Assembly event in Leeds. Artists were separated into small groups to participate in small discussions. I met with a curator from Tetley and a lady that works […]

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Be quiet little voice in my head….

…..And so it was on a Wednesday morning that I found myself full of trepidation, wondering what the hell I had done, driving into the Dukes Arts Centre.  A very surreal experience for me as I lived in Lancaster for […]

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