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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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working with it

reflecting this morning about the final session of a royal academy / artists rooms funded project at derby museums has placed me in a reflective space about the post i made last night. firstly i reflect that when tired i […]

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beyond disturbance

on my mind of late has been my practice –  i’m close to beginning the commission from the museum of making at derby silk mill. it is refreshing to be moving towards doing more within my practice. my practice is […]

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i’m reviewing the situation

as a boy the film oliver had a huge impact upon me – especially fagin played by ron moody.  i would spend hours doing the actions with my hands – i was told this when i was older.  as we […]

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working out of block :

this is nice – a wednesday morning and i sit down to write a blog post.  on radio 4 is a dialogue between male politician and female reporter, electoral fraud was mentioned briefly however my focus is on the renewed […]

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reflection

recently my posting here has been around myself and my life – a sign of how i’ve been distracted away from my artistic concerns.  there has been thinking about it going on and experience shows that thinking alone leaves me with nothing to […]

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top tip starting

i glance over to the window – the afternoon sun lighting up  **** phone rings ***** sometime later its getting dark now, my earlier happy mood further helped by a really positive phone call that potentially will led into something […]

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Floor Perspectives

For my second session I wanted to focus on a practice plate spinning area and used the climbing frame as a curtain with different textured materials draped, framing sections of the structure. From the intro session the blue and red […]

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Spinning Round & Around

I have been developing my performance practice working with families & children in public & private, domestic spaces. In 2016 I performed #work a performance that involved my family within a domestic set where I first used a spinning plate. This was […]

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All in the detail – light

Re-imagining objects collected from recent beach walks I’m transfixed by the translucence of things. Lit from below, I can see through shells. New layers of surface and texture emerge, bringing new landscapes, perhaps the moon? Photographed closely I can see […]

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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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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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