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Piercing Its Roof

Thanks to this bursary I am having ongoing conversation/feedback with Michael Hampton, author of “Unshelfmarked – Reconceiving the Artist’s Book” and contributor to Art Monthly, Frieze, White Review and Uniformagazine amongst others. As our communication will eventually become a publication […]

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What Next?

So then we had the post mortem and the ‘What next ?’ conversation.  The characterisations are sound and need filling out and heightening by adding another layer of narrative, such as a celebration or a heartbreak.  Then we can go back […]

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Public Performance

Now the focus has been on more research, assembling props and refining performance details. Research came from lots of different sources: George Anelay, the Director of Archaeology, Stuart Needham, the Subject Specialist for the period, Kathrin Pieren, Petersfield Museum Curator, […]

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Blog 3

Back on the train to Edinburgh this should have been a two day event but things have been changed slightly today (Saturday) is the silver casting and then on the 6th June we will continue with the enamelling of the […]

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Blog 2 Cold enamel

I have now been on the first of my classes in Cold enamelling  to update my skills in, I travelled up to Glasgow on the Friday ready for the early start on Saturday, there was 8 of us on the […]

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Enamel Blog 1 Hot enamel

On the train t 7.43 AM off to Edinburgh , why cant we have some enamelling tutors in Newcastle ! well I know of one but she is off doing her PHD .  Dorothy Cockerell is a world famous enamelling […]

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Research and development

Having a small break from my brilliantly inspiring curatorial critique sessions that have so far taken me to meet curators in Liverpool at The Bluecoat, Leeds at The Tetley and Manchester at International 3 and Manchester Art Gallery. When I […]

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Experimenting

We did some experimental run throughs on site.  We tried performing in parallel, and performing in turn and then pausing whilst the other one does some. The parallel performance works much better, the serial one is a bit pedestrian and […]

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Progress

So I’ve done more thinking about where work is going and there are two choices: I could make a series as in photography, or settle on one direction to focus on. At the moment, a series seems to be the […]

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Oculus

OCULUS |ˈɒkjʊləs| noun ( pl. oculi |-lʌɪ, -liː| ) Architecture A round or eye-like opening or design, in particular: • a circular window • the central boss of a volute • an opening at the apex of a dome ORIGIN […]

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Curatorial critiques update

So far I’ve had three curatorial critique sessions in Manchester and Leeds and am preparing for a fourth in Liverpool this week. All the sessions have been fantastic – inspirational and motivating – more details coming soon!

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Key Words

Mr. Andrea Crestadoro, Chief Librarian of Manchester 1864–1879, is credited with being the first person to propose that books could be catalogued by using keywords that did not occur in the title of the book. Crestadoro, librarian, Manchester, credit, first, […]

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Tears before breakfast

Image above: screenshot from Becky Edmunds’ video work, Homefire. This morning was the second of our group Reflections meetings this week. Two of the group shared their work for us – Becky Edmunds and Kate McCoy. First Becky Edmunds’ told […]

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Digital-oriented practice: two-year initiative explores new models of working

The Office for Art, Design and Technology is a new two-year programme of residencies, events, exhibitions and professional development for new and more established artists with digital practices. Anneka French talks to the artist leading the programme as well as artists and mentors involved in Post-Modern Plant Life 2, the recently completed first stage of the initiative.

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The Reader As Metaphor

Avid > < apathetic Body  > < framework Chaos > < order Duty > < service Enlightenment < > dark ages Form < > finance Guidance < > brainwashing Hermeneutics > < connotation Illumination > < ignorance Jettison > < […]

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Recovery: strengthening me and my practice..

Whilst recovering from my hip replacement I have spent the time building a website, considering my practice, talking to my mentor and applying for funding. I have been able to spend time actually reading other people’s blogs, articles and dang […]

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Learning, learning, learning…

Since Tuesday I have learned a little about: amazing previously unknown (to me) photographer Vivian Maier hackers, the fortune to be made by hacking and the ease with which they can hack into apps such as Whatsapp to glean data […]

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Reflections and The Spire

I’d never been to The Spire and I really liked it. I always enjoy things that happen in non-traditional venues; they always seem a bit special somehow. On this occasion we’d come to see New Blood, a concert by three […]

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Be outside at 8.30pm…

  This was Day 2. Operation Black Antler – “an immersive theatre piece by four-times BAFTA nominated artists’ group Blast Theory and critically-acclaimed immersive theatre company Hydrocracker that invites you to enter the murky world of undercover surveillance and question […]

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“Puzzled”

First outing on Saturday night – there was quite a sense of anticipation – the start of something exciting! The Dome at Brighton was buzzing… in fact Brighton generally was buzzing with post-children’s parade and pre-gig excitement in the early […]

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FIRST MEETING

In March I came to the end of a two year project, The New Immortals, which had culminated in an exhibition which I curated and in which I showed new work along with nine other artists. This marked the end […]

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