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Going Under The Tone: Professional Development Bursary

In 2017, I embarked on a period of professional development, so as to enhance my arts practice; at the intersection of fine art, performance art, and arts therapy. This development followed a series of performance works, made between 2013 – […]

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Gift – Sonia’s cut.

I honestly thought I’d written my last post for the 2017 a-n Professional Development Bursary. But, of course, I was yet to share the fruits of the bursary! So this is really just a postscript and a link. Interestingly we […]

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The Turning Year

As is traditional for me I had a fire to mark the turning of the year. 2017 slips quietly into 2018. The snow of the previous day had melted. A bright moon lit the clear sky.. As part of the […]

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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

November: Forthcoming seminar: RSVP essential – see below. Dear All,Dr Catherine Loveday (Principal Lecturer in Neuropsychology at University of Westminster) and I would like to invite you to an informal seminar event presenting and discussing our current area of research […]

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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

September: I have started to explore museum collections of clothes and memories. So far these include the Foundling Museum, London; Worthing Musuem and a forthcoming project with Market Hall Museum, Rugby. The Foundling Museum is an amazing place with its […]

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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

July: For me drawing has always been a vital space or place to be and think. Drawing allows an exploration of abstract thoughts as spatial and tactile. Although I am a sculptor, drawing is always there as a continual studio […]

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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

June: I have been conducting a series of interviews where I ask people to choose items of clothing that have a particular memory of person place or thing. They usually have the item of clothing with them, but sometimes talk […]

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Visits

I visited Blackhorse Workshop, London, and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in December, and earlier this year I also visited the proposed site for Birmingham Production Space to speak to Ruth Claxton. In the end the visits were a bit more scatter gun […]

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Studio Days

Thank you to a-n for awarding me with the professional development bursary that has given me the luxury to spend six funded days in my studio, free from my essential ‘bread-and-butter’ textile teaching work, that I do enjoy, but that allows […]

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Dual Identity – a solo video project

My art practice has taken me on a tremendous journey this year. I have been intensely busy, and more than fortunate. Two professional awards kept me busy, but also stretched me in very different directions – of which I am […]

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LOTUSLAND : GALLERY

Here you can view all the images we created from the LOTUSAND : THE MUSICAL movie that we produced with support from the a-n professional development bursary.  

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LOTUSLAND : CALLING OUT, Part Four

Calling out.. We are looking to share our journey, and collaborative process with students, and members of the public, as we feel the element of collaborative play within contemporary art is an area that has been marginalised.  We are open […]

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LOTUSLAND : FUTURE (Part 3)

LOTUSLAND FUTURE From this developmental period of reflection, exploration and discussion, we are currently in the beginnings of designing an augmented reality app for LOTUSLAND. Alongside Karen Eng, a long time collaborator and supporter of LOTUSLAND, we have been in discussions with […]

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Part Two, LOTUSLAND : THE MUSICAL

LOTUSLAND : THE MUSICAL We began our selection process, finding a handful of videos with the most in-depth narratives and characters. We then framed them within this ‘Professional Development’ process, creating a John Dee style oracle that embodied the need […]

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LOTUSLAND : PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Part One

Professional Development In August 2017, we had the privilege, funded by an a-n professional development bursary, to spend a week at Philip’s studio at Wysing Arts Centre to try to gain a deeper understanding of how we function as an […]

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It may End but it won’t be Over

Yesterday I was in London. A small amount of snow brought the city into a state of chaos. It makes me laugh. It was hardly anything. Last year I was in Helsinki. Minus 26 degrees of Celsius. Everything was still […]

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LOTUSLAND : PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This blog documents the journey we undertook, into the creation of a new feature length film exploring the genesis of LOTUSLAND, its past work, and looking towards its future, while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation through the project’s astrological traits.

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Professional Development Bursary blog – work so far..

  https://vimeo.com/245014501 “(Forests are)..sensorially far too various and immense for anything but surfaces or glimpses to be captured. They defeat view-finder, drawing paper, canvas, they cannot be framed;..” (John Fowles, The Tree, 1979) My current project, Digital Forest, is perhaps […]

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Gift – losing my voice

Well. It’s been an immensely satisfying journey working on my a-n Professional Development Bursary project called, Gift. But it has taken me so very much longer than I imagined – and my film looks like it won’t quite be ready […]

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Time Out to Move On

This blog accompanies my a-n Professional Development Bursary supported ‘time out’ from my ‘bread-and-butter’ textile teaching, and will become a record of my work as I ‘move on’ with my personal art practice.

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Photopolymer Etching

  In order to have photographic images in my final book edition ‘Hazel House’ I decided I wanted to print them as photo polymer etchings. The process shares some similarities to screen-printing and etching. The course was at East London […]

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Letterpress

    So, those wooden boxes displaying matchstick toys, trinkets and wooden type hung on D’s walls were once all plan chests of alphabets, fonts and points ‘Type Cases’. On this course we got to rummage in stacks of drawers […]

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Single Section Case Bookbinding

    The second course I did at LCBA taught us how to make a slim hardback notebook with a single bound section of paper inside, and with a foil embossed cover. It is advised to do this course before […]

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