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24.07.17 – 28.07.17 Not exactly rejuvenated, but certainly less nervous than the precious Monday, the second week began. Maybe it was that the group were now comfortable with one another, or that the topics covered in week 2 were a […]
My mentor encouraged me to experiment with still life beyond the dolls. I had produced a portrait of my cats using their chewed cat toys for an exhibition I curated at PAPER, The Cat Show, and considered how I could […]
As a recipient of the Professional Development Bursary, I asked for support to investigate the potential of identify potential galleries with whom I could develop a relationship and possibly gain gallery representation. My mentor worked with me over 9 months to realise this.
17.07.17 – 22.07.17 The week began with a morning of presentations to introduce ourselves and our practices – watched and commented on by Manchester Art Gallery curator, Kate Jesson. So no pressure. I’d practiced what I would say in the […]
I applied to StudioBook’s open call in April 2017 having moved up to Manchester from London six months earlier. This relocation was largely to enable more focus on my artistic practice – something that was never fully possible in the […]
StudioBook is an 8-month artist mentoring programme by Mark Devereux Projects. I have been selected as one of the twelve participating artists and will be documenting the experience via this a-n blog.
I am now recording (with permission) conversations with friends which cover aspects of my practice that I want to research, the recordings are a not only a great way for me to revisit good ideas and thoughts but also to […]
A couple of weeks after I constructed the oak structure and rowed forth with it in tow onto the lake I am deep in other work and slightly panicking that I am not making the most of the artwork I […]
After leaving art school first time around, I really wasn’t clear what I wanted to do with the experience of the four years behind me. Some folk seemed quite well prepared and focused on what to do next, they appeared […]
It was Tues 26th April 2016 (previously I had mistakenly remembered it to be May) and I met up with the lovely Morag Ballantyne in my studio at NN Contemporary Art. I have known Morag since 2009 (or was it 2008?), […]
Having completed the online course I was studying, a little behind schedule, I can now review it. In principle, online courses are great, especially if you live in an area where the educational provision does not meet your requirements. If […]
So I promised you part 2 and here it is So when I had my next session with Tamara I was feeling incredibly stressed and by the time it ended I had calmed down and resolved to change my […]
The last few weeks of my life have been a bit of a nightmare. Firstly my father was taken seriously ill and nearly a month on is still in hospital, and then a University I contracted (and am still waiting […]
Aside from the main activity of mentoring, another activity I identified and proposed for this bursary was attendance at a number of professional development workshops and events. I have previously attended great events at the Cultural Enterprise Office on writing […]
Although I have not finished all the activities I outlined to use the professional development bursary for, I think now is a good time to look at how I have used the mentoring sessions it was mainly for. For part […]
Caroline Wright and I have been sharing images, ideas and accounts of our work together with Yasmin Canvin of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art over the course of the project. Most recently we met on 28th September to share our plans for […]
One of the main projects I have been working on this year has been Exchange Residency North. Earlier in the year I secured local funding though the Highland Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards for a project I had been […]
Coming ten months into PAPER Gallery’s year-long mentoring scheme Tracing PAPER, a new exhibition showcases the work of the nine artists involved. Polly Checkland Harding talks to the gallery’s director and two of the artists involved in the scheme.
So Thursday afternoon I had my “discovery” session with Tamara, a creative entrepreneurs and artists coach. As you may remember it had been suggested by Susan Mumford at my initial “mentoring” session, that I could do with half of […]
So I feel I should update everyone as I haven’t written in a while. The main reason I haven’t written is that nothing’s happened, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to make it to London to see […]
So Wednesday 3rd August was my first meeting with my new mentor, Susan Mumford. I was exhausted before I arrived; this was largely due to my inability to sleep when I’m nervous (I was very nervous) and my lovely, but […]
Arranging a meeting to talk about future projects, little did I think that June 24th would be a problem. I don’t think we expected to be in such a disappointed, sad and uncomprehending mood – it can be hard not […]
Professional Development Bursary 2016
This blog is a record of my bursary-funded (and other related) activity after having been awarded the a-n Professional Development Bursary in 2016.