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The Coach and Me: Part 1 …..

The last few weeks of my life have been a bit of a nightmare.  Firstly my father was taken seriously ill and nearly a month on is still in hospital, and then a University I contracted (and am still waiting […]

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writing

When I devised my professional development activities for this year, I wanted to focus on areas that I had been fearful of or not had the chance to explore before. One of the things I’ve become increasingly aware of in […]

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Finally – The course

After starting a new part-time post in May, it ended up being more difficult than I imagined finding the right time for the course I outlined in my Professional Development Bursary. With so many on the market, all advertising pretty […]

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Professional Development Training Course Experience

Aside from the main activity of mentoring, another activity I identified and proposed for this bursary was attendance at a number of professional development workshops and events. I have previously attended great events at the Cultural Enterprise Office on writing […]

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Sculpting The Museum

    At the weekend I took a trip to Devon to see family. Whilst I was there I managed to squeeze in a visit to an exhibition. I headed to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (RAMM) to have […]

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lie lie lie

  lie lie lie | 2016 | 24-page publication | Photo: Susie David Words by Susie David lie lie lie is the artists’ book that arose from this experimental collaboration with fellow artists Megan Calver and Gabby Hoad, and Dawlish Warren National Nature […]

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Time to reflect

So my show’s been and gone, very happy with how it looked and how it was received but now feel strangely detached and uneasy in a period of reflection. Taking time to really look and think about my work is […]

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stories from the body

As part of Dangerous Conversations, a process of exploring my practice as an artist through the themes of risk, fear, and change, I attended a series of workshops with Florence Peake the brilliant dancer, choreographer, visual artist and teacher, at […]

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Retreating

Earlier this year I went on a week-long retreat as part of the process of exploring fear and risk within my practice as an artist.  I stayed in a small wooden hut in Epping Forest.  It had running water but […]

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Studio

In the last blog I described the development of jewellery-like supports for a ‘primary, sculptural object’ that would take the form of a body plan of a human, but be made up of “elements of objects that support the management of the […]

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The Hive at Kew Gardens

Last week I went to Kew Gardens to visit The Hive. The Hive is an installation by BDP that was commissioned for the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo in 2015 and which is now at Kew until November. I wanted […]

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Mentoring sessions review

Although I have not finished all the activities I outlined to use the professional development bursary for, I think now is a good time to look at how I have used the mentoring sessions it was mainly for. For part […]

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Professional Development Bursary conclusion

Concluded the A-n Professional Development Bursary funded curatorial critiques with a great visit to meet Louise Hutchinson at S1 Artspace in Sheffield this week. So much to take away and process from all the meetings over the last six months […]

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Making Clay Houses

Yesterday I went out on an art teacher’s CPD event organised through the Birmingham Artist Educator network, 4MAT UK. We took a trip on the Ikon Gallery’s barge to make clay houses, part of the Black Country Voyages art programme. […]

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Festival of Imagineers

Sarah and I are very lucky to live in Coventry, a lot of culture happens here and at the beginning of October we were treated to the Festival of Imagineers and a visit from our very lovely friend Ceri. On […]

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Serpentine Pavilion and the Festival of Love

On a beautifully sunny day in August I headed to London to see the Serpentine Pavilion and Summer House and the Festival of Love. After watching the world go by in Hyde Park while eating my lunch I head to […]

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Fragments

It’s been a patchy week in terms of making time for my own work; business appointments and writing applications to register our company, parenting and the day job. I feel unsettled and uneasy; I need the mental downtime that writing […]

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Exchange Residency North

One of the main projects I have been working on this year has been Exchange Residency North. Earlier in the year I secured local funding though the Highland Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards for a project I had been […]

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Kiasma, Helsinki

I am very lucky to have my sister (Emma) living in Finland and on my most recent trip I was excited to find out that my favourite artist Ernesto Neto was exhibiting in Kiasma, Helsinki and I had to go! […]

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3D Drawings

On Saturday I visited the Eva Rothschild exhibition at New Art Gallery Walsall with the Artist Teacher crew. We then visited the gallery studio for a workshop with the current artist in residence, Chloe Ashley, whose work you can see here. Chloe […]

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The Discovery Session

  So Thursday afternoon I had my “discovery” session with Tamara, a creative entrepreneurs and artists coach.  As you may remember it had been suggested by Susan Mumford at my initial “mentoring” session, that I could do with half of […]

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