Our final bursary funded meet up took Dean and myself back to London to the rare book archives of the Wellcome Library. I had requested in advance some of their 17th century alchemical manuscripts and these had been bought up […]
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Dean Melbourne post On 2oth June we had the opportunity to deliver a talk/workshop at the Reading Room of the Wellcome Collection’s as part of their Open platform series. It was a great opportunity to share our research learning to […]
Dean and I met in Bruton for a two day alchemical workshop with Jungian analyst Catherine Bygott. Our sessions with Catherine seem to have been building to this point and it was a highly charged, emotional and influential time. As […]
We had our second meeting with Jungian analyst Catherine Bygott in Somerset on Friday. As well as discussions she led us in a physical exercise to connect us to our unconscious self. It was a challenging activity but really interesting […]
Dean Melbourne and I travelled to Bruton in Somerset for our first exploratory meeting with Jungian psychoanalyst Catherine Bygott. Catherine has lectured and led numerous seminars and workshops in the UK and Ireland over the past twenty-five years on Jung’s […]
Lost wax – The ceramic shells were tidied up around the neck/opening. The piece was then placed upside down in kiln that allowed the wax to melt out. Curing – Once cooled & checked over for any cracks, these are […]
We made a few plaster casts of the rocks which form part of a current work in progress of Hilary Jack’s, titled ‘Shadow of the Future’. I then took a test work though to the rest of the stages towards […]
A-N Artist Bursary to develop experience in investment casting & finishing process with Scartworks, a foundry based in Ormskirk, Lancashire.
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’ […]
My reasons for undertaking Professional Development, the logistics of realising pre-planned and funded activity, and an exploration of its legacy within my practice.
This is a list of small changes I did while I was researching this process and that had a big impact on my research. 0. Select the right plant Not all plants work, it depends on their structure. Some plants can easily cope […]
MATERIALS – Contact Printing frame. Clip frames will work too or any piece of glass + pegs to flatten transparencies against the leaf. – Sunlight. You can’t use a UV lamp – Plant leaf – Copper sulphate – Distilled water – […]
This blog post is about 2 things that didn’t work. Realising that I could cook the leaf instead of forcing a pigment change had a very strong impact on my research. I hope you enjoy my archive of failures and […]
Yesterday’s workshop was attended by 300+ people. 226 people view the workshop on Facebook and 90 people view on Instagram! Thank you all, I hope it encouraged you to try this organic photographic process!
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. […]
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 […]
This video is a step by step guide to the bleaching technique, it includes how to fix images so they don’t fade over time! On future blog post I’ll explain how I came across this fixer and what has meant […]
Intro to the chlorophyll printing process
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 – […]
Currently featured on the a-n Instagram, the work of a-n member Dr Catherine Baker involves collaborations with clinical science practitioners and patients, and contributes to different fields of study. Richard Taylor finds out more.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]