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Essential Skills For Museum Professionals

This blog is part of a series of posts documenting my experience on Essential Skills for Museum Professionals, a Mu.SA (Museum Sector Alliance) course. Mu.SA is an EU network of museums and cultural organisations. Over the next eight weeks, I will […]

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meeting and moving

spring is in the air, the clocks have gone forward and there’s been some movement within the non linear project.  i’ve done some more filming and been able to present the work so far to the arts and heritage group […]

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Workshop with MARCO Museum, Monterrey.

With help from the A-N Travel Bursary, I traveled to Monterrey in Northern Mexico, where I co-ran a four day workshop in one of Mexico’s main Museums of Contemporary Art, MARCO, with artist Marysa Dowling http://www.marysadowling.co.uk/ The workshop was titled […]

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owning it

i really must clean the front room windows, the puppy has been doing her nose art thing again and the view of the outside is muted because of it. i’m looking for the words to begin my post about my […]

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casting an eye back over july and august

my view out of the window this morning is one of wind blown tress, overcast sky and eldest daughter cleaning her rat’s cage.  its the last week of the holidays and i’ve had to abandon plans of editing this morning. […]

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Copenhagen Contemporary

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip this morning to Copenhagen Contemporary, which opened its doors in August last year. To get there I went over the Inderhavnsbro, a new cycle and pedestrian bridge linking Nyhavn and Christianshavn; an experience in itself, […]

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reflecting

since the weekend i’ve been reflecting about the film.  it’s reached the stage of being online and viewed by invitation.  this is part of the research into reactions to a non linear film. for this project i drew upon my experience […]

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A blog from the past (the final one of six)

The final blog post for the ‘Armchair Artist Residency’. The Beaney House of Knowledge and Art: The Front Room ‘Armchair Artist Residency’ blog. Blog number six, February 2014: In a cardboard box on a shelf in the museum storerooms there […]

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A blog from the past (number five of six)

Blog number five of six.  The Beaney House of Knowledge and Art: The Front Room ‘Armchair Artist Residency’ blog. Blog number five, January 2014: I was told that there was an ancient Egyptian mummified human head somewhere in the museum […]

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happy to update

i am very happy to write this update about the film project.   for those of you new to the blog, let me give you some background. i have a commission from derby silk mill museum to make a non […]

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The Opening

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 The install of the piece was completed just in time for the opening, as it often happens. In the morning I was invited to have an interview with ZhongHan, editor of the newspaper Jiefang Daily. […]

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Installing Fortune Tellers at the MoCA

Monday 19th — Wednesday 21st of September 2016 The MoCA Museum is situated at the hearth of the leafy and busy public park of People Square. I have arrived at the museum in the early morning and after a quick […]

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Arrival + exploring Shanghai

Sunday 18th of September 2016 Landed in Shanghai Pudong Airport and after a long commute to the centre, I went to the hotel and dropped the suitcases and the artwork. I won’t be installing the piece at the museum until […]

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Off to Shanghai

  Friday 16th of September 2016   Time to fly! Today I am leaving on a direct flight to Shanghai, from London Heathrow. I am taking some tools with me, for the install of the artwork. The passport and the […]

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Packing the artwork and getting ready to go

Tuesday 13th of September 2016 The artwork is ready, the structure, the electronics as well as the screenprinted panels are ready too and have been carefully packaged and they are finally ready to go; I am sending them off today […]

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Recording the singers

Monday 5th — Monday 12th of September 2016   The artwork is ready, I have spent this last week completing the recording of three Chinese singers who very kindly accepted to collaborate on this project. The recording sessions took place […]

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Assembling the structure

  Friday 2nd of September 2016 The structural part of the sculpture is a folded and simplified representation of the last few financial years of the Shanghai Stock Exchange; it will be made out of extruded elements of aluminium, the […]

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