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It is done

It is done. It is over. The daughter is safely delivered to Edinburgh and I am back at home. I am exhausted. I have cried and cried and cried. Why? My clever wonderful child has gone onto the next stage […]

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All hands on deck at dawn

A proper break from the anchor of art, a whole month, August, and being with the one I love, walking, camping, exploring. This was not really planned so it took some adjustment from work mode. When you are lucky enough […]

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A long time coming

I’m so surprised that it was February when I last posted. I meant to post more often. I wanted to be on a journey of self discovery with my stuff. Nothing happened. This is because I am a mother first […]

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One year anniversary (plus a month)

I’m writing this on the train. Life seems to have got so busy I haven’t written the blog for a while and its now  a year and a month since I started my artist’s residency in motherhood.  I haven’t really […]

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Fifty Ways to Leave Your Mother: Repositioning Loss.

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. Robert Browning In the month between my mother’s death in November and her funeral in December, delayed because of a backed up, (their words) crematorium, I existed in a state of limbo and […]

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Invoking the Spirit of Goon

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here This is probably going to be a bit pick n mix today. A few things have been going on, and a few things to feed back from too… I’ve put some work up in the […]

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Mothering as Art Practice

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I spend quite a bit of my time talking to artist teachers, and artists with other jobs, about the connections between life and practice, and having to make time for the practice. There is the […]

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My mother or me?

One of my goals from the a-n bursary was to feel more professional as a practicing artist and to ensure my visibility reflected this. My mentoring session with Jennie Syson was incredibly useful in helping me achieve this, but it […]

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On trains and other invisible spaces

My week has been spent on trains: I’ve been to London twice, once to be in a panel discussion and once for a workshop. The train is a good place to work. Yesterday I spent 5 hours on trains and […]

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She’s late for everything…

Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last blog post… but a lot has happened in that time. I’ll try and be concise and keep this short enough to be readable but still […]

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Beginning maternity leave

I have been completely inactive on this blog since returning to the studio after the Aarhus exhibition.  This is down to a couple of things: first a holiday with the family after the show, then after returning to the studio, […]

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Mother and Son

My mother  told of a day when she thought she had won the football pools and excitedly told my father. He in turn pointed out to her that the document that she showed him was her record of results and […]

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The chair and the box

‘tell me about your mother…’ began during a one year residency at the University of Nottingham in 2012/13. The project seemed to be a natural progression for me (my work having previously focused on my relationship with my son), reflecting […]

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tell me about your mother…

I am collecting stories about mothers, exploring the complex subject of maternal relationships. I invite visitors to come and sit in my pseudo-domestic setting, and ‘tell me about your mother…’

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