I was lucky enough to witness the production ‘We’re still here’ at the National Theatre Wales. The performance was truly breathtaking and awe-inspiring; shadows of history shouting defiantly from their unemployed graves. The production in its entirety was emotive […]
Research - a-n The Artists Information Company
Ever more entering the Thoughts and Selves and Beings of the Forest, and what captured on the images of the daring entry in to the Adolpho Ducke Reserve. That was an amazing, organically enchanting evening time hike through the jungle, […]
On Tuesday I walked to the sea for the first time in several weeks. Having had a crash in energy levels, my capacity to walk any distance plummeted too. On Tuesday I walked to the sea. It was still there: On […]
The weather is a great leveller. It doesn’t care how rich you are, your class, race, creed, gender or what ever people identify themselves as and by. True enough, a lot of people don’t really notice the weather or aren’t […]
In February I received the A-N Travel Bursary to enable me to return to Mexico where I began the first stage of a new major body of work.
Highlights from a visit to Aarhus, Denmark in July 2017 to research site-specific art. Aarhus is currently European City of Culture.
Here are the recollections of the day two of the Labverde program in the Amazon, Brazil. Distilling the rich experience of the very first day in the Amazon, on the second day, it felt so very special and dream like […]
Here is a recolection of the day one of the Labverde program and the beginning of the love for the place and its ambience. With understandably tired mind, and the biological clock slightly out of balance (I have arrived in […]
I have always dreamt about visiting the Amazon Rainforest, and the idea of having an opportunity for artistic engagement with such landscape had a dream like quality. For quite a while, I have been interested in the indigenous knowledges and […]
This blog is to record recollections of my experience and research in Brazil.
Training starts early/Ain’t I A Woman This morning I listened to a discussion on BBC 1 Breakfast regarding the inclusion of women on the front line in the RAF. The argument ‘for’ was strong and upheld by Durham’s chief […]
This last week at Stiwdio Maelor will from a basis of collecting further surface castings in Corris; these will form a series of development and research for a new body of work. Since beginning this residency my work has developed […]
The works during this residency have developed into a ‘series’ based on Corris and has therefore become a site-specific development of a new body of work. I’ve began to investigate spatial relationships between the organic and industry; using casting processes […]
I have been in my studio beginning to experiment with ideas that have begun to form in response to my initial research in the archives. Since I began working with archives the on constant experience is that the archives can […]
After a recent visit to Berlin, I had the opportunity to see works by Joseph Beuys Das Kapital Raum 1970 – 1977 at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart including his film and performance works as video documentation and […]
Artist in Residence in the attic studio at Stiwdio Maelor. This blog will support my residency research, documentation and process of making.
I have been trying out a different approach to researching in the archives. Rather than spending my time reading and studying at the Cathedral I have been photographing the items and then reading and studying them at home and in […]
Fraser Island, an island build of sand. This lake is created from rain water alone. The trees growing up through this body of water seemed significant for me when I took the photo a couple of years ago in Australia. […]
Installed in August 2017 in the Biosciences Department of Durham University, this stunning installation sweeps through the space and is transforming the atrium with an amazing display of light and colour. On loan from the National Glass Centre and located […]
The sun comes out behind me in the water and I am reminded of my fascination with the light in the shallows. I remember paddling on an island beach near Greece many years ago. The shimmering glittering shapes that slipped […]
Everyday sexism, everyday omission of herstory. ‘nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth’ (1991, Aaron & Rees) A customer tweeted her frustrations at the everyday sexism and gender stereo types on children’s clothing recently. “Looking 4 kids’ holiday clothes this morning at […]
Following on from my visit to the archives last week I have been spending time in my studio looking through the Admissions and Discharge Book for Dane John VAD Hospital. The book records 101 wounded men from 1916 -1918 and […]
I’m still watching the sea, waiting for the tide to turn and retreat from the beach so I can watch the beach. Noticing how it effects it’s immediate environment, the activity as it changes, I go out looking for drawings. Lines […]
I am now recording (with permission) conversations with friends which cover aspects of my practice that I want to research, the recordings are a not only a great way for me to revisit good ideas and thoughts but also to […]
Embarking on a trans-Atlantic collaboration. Research and development trip supported by a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company.