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Did I walk down a Cul de sac?

For the past twenty years I have slotted myself into the professional identity that is Digital Artist. It began in the second half of the nineties as New Media Artist, but there emerged a need to loose the term ‘new’ […]

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a-n Professional Development Bursary

My reasons for undertaking Professional Development, the logistics of realising pre-planned and funded activity, and an exploration of its legacy within my practice.

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Top Tips

This is a list of small changes I did while I was researching this process and that had a big impact on my research. Cut the leaf from the plant only when you are about to expose it to sunlight. This is […]

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What didn’t work. 3 important advices

This blog post is an archive of things that didn’t work. Realising the 3 facts described below had a very strong impact in my research. I hope you enjoy my archive of failures and that it saves you some time […]

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Free online chlorophyll printing workshop

On Thursday 2nd of August from 11:00am to 12:30,  I’ll be running a free online chlorophyll printing workshop, with the support from the Professional Development bursary from a-n. This event is free an open to all artist, but registration is mandatory. […]

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Researching the chlorophyll printing process

As part of my solo show at Photofusion I organised a panel discussion with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Brandei Estes, Head of the Department of Photographs at Sotheby’s. During this panel discussion […]

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Notes on the chlorophyll printing process

This blog will explain all my research on the chlorophyll printing process.
This process can be practice in 2 completely different manners.

Method 1: Bleaching
Method 2: Altering the photosynthesis

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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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