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Acceptance and moving forward

I had anticipated writing again before now. Such is the nature of working around life and children. I attended the interview at Derby University. I have been accepted on to the MA in Fine Art and I start next month. […]

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Mapping what a guide for artist parents could be: workshop as part of Assembly Bristol, June 2017. Photo: Rich Broomhall
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Top tips for artist parents

A motivational list of practical ‘to-dos’: artist parents share their top tips and ‘survival’ strategies on raising children whilst maintaining and developing an art practice.

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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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MA Interview Preparation

I visited Derby University to attend the open day, where I met with the course leader of the MA in Fine Art. We discussed my current ideas and I was encouraged to complete my application, which I submitted last month. […]

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Accountability

I’m my studio today finally going through all my project receipts, adding things up and reflecting on the 2 exhibitions I’ve just finished. The last month and a half have been taken up with finishing and installing the project I […]

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Portrait of a Parent

Portrait of a Parent is the title to my MA proposal and I aim to create a body of work that supports new understandings of parenthood and creates a platform for dialogue between parents both with and without children.

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Displacements

Recently this blog has gone from being a once-a-week posting to once a month. Its been hard to find time to write, as  I’ve been juggling my job with looking after a small person and a big one, as theres been […]

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On not being mobile

Whilst I try to write up a chapter of my phd, I have been reading about mobility.In the introduction to Life Between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists. one of the editors asserts that “you have to be […]

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Poets and Peace

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I’ve come late to the love of poetry, so I don’t know some of the things I should perhaps. I had a grammar school education which I tried to ignore as best I could. Even […]

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Sanctuary

I got ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith for my birthday and I started to read it on the train this week. I also used my birthday book tokens to get a big fat coffee table monster called ‘Sanctuary: British artists […]

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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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