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Remembering what it is

Thinking about a new work for a group show, May 2018 … The show celebrates a significant anniversary of an independent gallery that I showed with in 2009. I like the idea of making something that references the piece that […]

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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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Victorian actress of melodrama at the Elephant and Castle Theatre.
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The Melodramatic Elephant in the Haunted Castle

Arts Council England funded project about the melodramatic history of the Coronet Theatre in the Elephant and Castle, London. It is closing after 145 years of theatre, film, music and clubbing events.

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continuing play

Play has become so important to me and my work but I must decide whether I show traces of my play or the play itself. I keep thinking about Richard Long and his a line made by walking, you never saw Long take his […]

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Family In Resident

Saara Sillanpää and her family where artists in resident at Islington Mill between 23rd October – 4th November that was hosted by We Are Resident. I was really excited to pick them up from the airport as we had been […]

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Body Studies

During the course of the last couple of weeks its been apparent that my work has become focused on the body as a subject and medium. The space felt fleshy and I began thinking about bodily fluids and what the […]

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Upcoming art market in Maidstone

I am busy getting ready for the Art Market in Maidstone on 17 September. It is going to be a long day and I am not brilliant at early mornings so I am psyching myself up for the early start already! […]

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The end is nigh!

Eva Hesse Documentary at the ICA The screening of Eva Hesse at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London was an in depth journey of understanding the life and work of the artist. She truly dedicated her short life to her […]

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Early Days

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Early days… Today is 15th August. I’ve had two weeks in my new space and I’m still fannying about. I’m still thinking that it would be better if the bookcase was six inches to the […]

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Current state of mind

It’s been a few weeks since I last updated my blog; it’s been a busy month to say the least but I’ve had some exciting news and fantastic opportunities. Most recently I was selected as a member of The Royal […]

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Immerse, KinoKino, Norway 11/6–11/9 2016

It was good to be reminded that installing work takes considerably longer than imagined!  That said Play is now up and open at KinoKino (Sandnes, Norway).  The whole show looks great and I am truly pleased to have been selected to […]

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Practice breakdown

This term has been a struggle identifying my practice and the understanding of how to develop new work.  I realised that I need to explore and identify the properties of materials and processes and not refer to descriptive formations. What […]

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Untitled blog post from "Project Me"

  Play has been on my mind recently … to be completely honest Play has been on my floor recently!  Since return from Stockholm in late February the piece has been lying on my living room floor waiting to be […]

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Untitled blog post from "Project Me"

It feels as though it is definitely time to get some feedback on my work.  While I am sketching and daydreaming in preparation for my future studio I notice that my ideas and fantasy projects cover a range that is […]

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Context and nature of the work

How do I feel stuck yet have so many ideas and thoughts relating to my practice. The work feels very open so far and has a clear, strong sense and essence of play; however some aspects have a controllable element. […]

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The process of play

  These are playful experiments with form using organic/ food substance materials; the pieces take on a life of their own and are placed in an awkward manner with the purpose intent of whether they will fall or remain in […]

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Manipulation of form

Having an open plan studio space and surrounded by a range of materials to play with and manipulate informs my practice and is my first point of contact. The exploration of minimalism and form has drawn me to new and […]

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Day of play

This was a fun and experimental series of photographs using a range of found objects that lay around in our daily surroundings but are taken for granted. Eva Hesse’s practice has become a focal point of my research and her […]

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Painting

Big board. Sitting over it. Picking it up and moving it linseed oil – different liquidity – more engagement with materiality . Slips and slides you can feel more of a connection between the brush, paint and board. Physicaly it […]

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Playing around with words – describing what is.

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