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Review of the Mentoring Year

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 […]

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Process, Process, Process

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?), […]

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Online learning and applications

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 […]

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The Coach and Me: Part 2

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 […]

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The Coach and Me: Part 1 …..

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 […]

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Professional Development Training Course Experience

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 […]

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Mentoring sessions review

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 […]

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Outsider eye

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 […]

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Exchange Residency North

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 […]

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The Discovery Session

  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 […]

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The Coach and awaiting a skype call

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 […]

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The First Meeting

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 […]

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Mentoring – two way opportunity

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 […]

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Professional Development Bursary 2016

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The Next Stage

A-N Professional Development Bursary – Diary and reflections of what I will be doing and have done. My career seems to be at a crucial juncture – I am ‘here’ but want to be ‘there’. I have achieved ‘this’ and now I want to achieve ‘that’: I want to move on to the Next Stage.

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Re:view Bursary

My year has been punctuated by mentoring sessions made possible by the Re:View Bursary from a-n. Firstly, it’s important to say how great it was to be able to pay artists for their time and experience (and we all know […]

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Re:view professional development bursary progress blog

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