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BALTIC Part 2

I had a great chat with Vicky from the BATLIC all about how things have been going since the re-opening, it was really insightful. They’ve kept some safety measures in place. They are still doing enhanced cleaning, there’s signage around encouraging people […]

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Bee Eaters: DAY 3

Working in our individual studios, we meet three times throughout the day. Here are our individual reflections and thoughts from the day’s actions, thinking and events.   Louisa Chambers:  The sharing virtual group walk this morning set a productive day […]

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Bee Eaters: DAY 2

Working in our individual studios, we meet three times throughout the day. Here are our individual reflections and thoughts from the day’s actions, thinking and events. Louisa Chambers:  Day 2: Shadows It’s been a tough day (life getting in the […]

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Bee Eaters: A Virtual Residency

Virtual Artist Residency with Louisa Chambers (UK), Julia Wenz-Delaminsky (DE), Tamara Dubnyckyj (UK), Traci Kelly (UK/DE), Danica Maier (USA/UK), Clare Mitten (UK)

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Art in the Park

I spoke to Kate back in the winter and she was really unsure what Art in the Park was going to look like and if it could even go ahead. We chatted about ideas like ticketing to reduce numbers or […]

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Swallows: A Virtual Residency

Virtual Artist Residency with Louisa Chambers (UK), Edy Fung (IE/SE), Tracy Mackenna (SCO/IT) & Edwin Janssen (NL), Danica Maier (USA/UK), Michelle McKeown (IE/UK), Stefanos Pavlakis (GR/DE)

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Chapter 8: A world of play

“Those who played survived, adapted, and developed skills and capacities that their ancestors could never have imagine.” “Play has always been a key to adaption and survival, and I believe it will remain so in the future.” Page 197 After reading […]

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Chapter 7: Is there a dark side to play?

It’s hard to say a definite yes or no, it depends on the circumstance. The first issue that is discussed in the chapter is bullying, which isn’t play at all. We all know the feeling of being teased when it’s […]

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Chapter 6: Playing Together

“Those who play together stay together” page 158 Quick, play with your friends and partner to make sure you stay together. That’s what this phrase says to me. Chris and I are going to go swimming tonight to stay together! […]

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Swifts: DAY 3

Working in our individual studios we meet three times in the day. Here are our individual reflections and thoughts from the day’s actions and events. Louisa Chambers: Stopping all distractions today by turning off all digital devices (including the radio) […]

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Swifts: DAY 1

Swifts: A Virtual Residency Day 1: Monday Today we started this short 3-day virtual residency. All working in our individual studios we meet three times in the day. Here are our individual reflections and thoughts from the day’s actions and […]

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Chapter 5: The opposite to work is play

This chapter focusses on work and our life responsibilities. We feel that work is serious, if we’re playing we will be seen to not be taking work seriously, not working hard enough or focusing on the task in hand. Not […]

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Chapter 4: Parenthood is child’s play

Chapter 4: Parenthood is child’s play “We grow out of childhood and leave behind “childish things”. We feel that we shouldn’t act this way anymore, and get a sort of wilful amnesia for pure play experiences.” Page 78 I don’t feel […]

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Play by Stuart Brown: Chapter 1 and 2

Play by Stuart Brown, M.D., with Christopher Vaughan I love this book. It is so insightful into play. What I’m really pleased about is it covers adults and not just children. I think it’s really important for adults to continue […]

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I am Playing.

An introduction to ‘I am Playing’ – two playful research trips funded by a-n Artist Bursaries 2019.
By Elena Brake

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positioning(2)

following on from yesterday i’ve been working a little more on the website and there seems to be something emerging.  i have done a lot with lines. i cover this in the play section of the site.       […]

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positioning

bonkers weather for the time of year – needed to document that for when i go back over this later in the year.   recently i’ve given my website a make over and i pleased with where it’s ended up.  […]

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