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How does it feel?

Being elsewhere There are benefits to leaving home to make work. I left behind my usual commitments and responsibilities, creating internal space, a blank studio and real time. At home my role changes, in accordance with the time of day […]

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All in the detail – light

Re-imagining objects collected from recent beach walks I’m transfixed by the translucence of things. Lit from below, I can see through shells. New layers of surface and texture emerge, bringing new landscapes, perhaps the moon? Photographed closely I can see […]

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Woods to Where Else: workshop day

Had a wonderful day in The Kings Wood last week with fellow Woods to Where Else artists. It was such a luxury to participate in a workshop rather than organise, deliver or run one! So we were out in the woods thinking about […]

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Crabby bodies

From one crabby body to another. Breathing new life into bits of crab chewed and discarded by herring gulls. A joyful playful studio space.   Heart:   Skull: Lungs:   Intestines:   Dancing Legs/Pointing Fingers:   Flamingo:

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Gathering small things

Each object, carefully chosen, has its own special place. Studio walls are filled with categorised, catalogued, beach finds.

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Small things

In time things accumulate. It is not always easy to notice. When dust starts to collect, it is only once it has gathered in swaythes, the sun comes out and casts new light on it, that it gets noticed. Grains […]

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Research: Louise Borgeois Album, 1994

I have come across the autobiographical work of Louise Bourgeois but I am particularly interested in her hardbound book Album 1994.  The book includes 68 black and white photographs, illustrating Louise Bourgeois’ life, with 48 reflective comments printed onto translucent […]

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Contexual Research- Christian Boltanski

As part of my contextual research and influences, I have looked into the work of Boltanski, particularly the way in which black and white photographs have been displayed to evoke specific emotional responses to the viewer.  Narratives within Boltanski’s work […]

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Washed up

Flotsam is the term used for objects that float away from a boat, jetsam is thrown over board. Flotsam and jetsam get washed up, eventually.  Colourful pathways of detritus, signs of human activity out at sea, plastic mostly. Nylon rope, […]

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Stillness

One of the greatest challenges for me at the moment is of stillness. Being unwell and tolerating that, along with its unpredictability, brings it’s own internal activity – frustration, impatience, attempts to bargain and negotiate with an irrational unknown. Stillness of […]

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forwards and backwards

So while I have been talking with the current leaseholder about taking over the remaining years on their contract, the property owner has been in negotiations with another organisation about an entirely new contract. The potentially brilliant studio is looking […]

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Storm

  The recent storm took me again to the shore. I fought the wind to walk on the shingle and examine the rejected items along the wrack line. String, rubber glove, plastic bottle, shells, bits of crab, bits of stick, […]

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Site specific workshop

In Saltillo I met with local artists and art students from The University of Coahuila, we visited the train tracks and I held a short workshop where I introduced my working processes. During this workshop I was shown areas of […]

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Talk at Bower Ashton

I will be talking about my experience of setting up a DIY screen print studio at La Ceiba Gráfica, visits to other printmaking studios and exhibiting in Mexico City on 26th October 2017. All Welcome. After the talk, there will […]

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Reflections

Reflections I am so glad to have had the chance to visit Aarhus during this year’s City of Culture Festival. It was such a good opportunity to see a great deal of site-specific artwork in a short space of time within a […]

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Beside The Seaside

The third part of ARoS’ triennial exhibition is The Garden: Future. This group of works is sited along the coast just south of Aarhus, from Tangkroen, a spit of land just south of the docks, to Ballehage Strand – a […]

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On The Edge

Aarhus’ largest contemporary art museum, ARoS, is hosting its first triennial exhibition this year, to coincide with the City of Culture festival. The theme for the triennial is The Garden: The Beginning of Times; The End of Times. The exhibition […]

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City of Light

I talked to the artist group Temporal Stays and Moves (TSM) as we sat on part of their artwork. There are no ‘don’t touch the artwork’ signs here…! As part of their work, TSM have installed around 20 public benches in […]

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City of Circles

Aarhus seems to be a city of circles. From Olafur Eliasson’s installation, Your Rainbow Panorama, on the roof of Aarhus’ contemporary art museum, ARoS, to the iron covers of the drain covers separating sections of pavement, circular forms and motifs […]

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UP! From The Grassroots

One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Aarhus 2017 was to see a project called UP!  UP! is an exhibition of site-specific works which are being installed in Aarhus between July and September 2017.  It is co-ordinated by ProKK: Foreningen for Professionelle […]

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