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A shocking realisation after constant looking

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 […]

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A series of impossible things

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. […]

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‘Shoal’ brings new light to Biosciences!

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 […]

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Light

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 […]

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Fracturing of Identity

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 […]

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Lines in the sand

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 […]

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researching the hell out of the sculpture…

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 […]

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Hard Stop

Embarking on a trans-Atlantic collaboration. Research and development trip supported by a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company.

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No place for emotions

Very few hospital records exist from WW1 and so I was rather excited to discover that the Canterbury Cathedral archives hold the Dane John VAD Hospital Admissions and Discharge Book. This rather lovely book, printed and probably bound by Burrup, […]

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Their gaze direct and unfaltering

Over the last two visits to the Archives I have been accessing several files that relate to the Dane John V A D Hospital. The hospital at Dane John House (now known as Chantry Hall) was used as a Voluntary […]

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Watching stones

A morning walk. Three men looking for lugworms and me. It’s low tide but turning. On it’s way out stones were dragged across the sand, the sea taking what it could. Springs further up the shingle erupt and run down to meet […]

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En’Light’en – evaluating the project

ART, LIGHT AND WELLBEINGThe process of evaluation is well underway and it is great to look at what has been achieved and how the audience has responded to the installations completed over the last 12 months. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS: • Ongoing […]

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First week in the basement.

As a neglected child, with a neglected history and heritage, my first question was: What does neglect look like? It becomes easier to remember when alone in the basement and without any contact to the outside world. There is also […]

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En’Light’en Berlin

Presenting the En’Light’en project at the Velux Symposium in Berlin, then engaging with the audience was a fantastic opportunity to share ideas on the theme of light and wellbeing and to explain the aims of the En’Light’en project to a […]

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Notes, gravestones and an engraving of John Whitgift

Being Artist-in-Residence at Canterbury Cathedral is a great opportunity and one that I am very excited about. The opportunity to make work in response to research in their archives and to work with their archivists and conservationists will I hope […]

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Miami Moderne

Jenny Steele’s research project ‘Miami Moderne’ is supported by an Artists International Development Grant from Arts Council England and The British Council. She will be researching into 1930s-1940s modernist seafront architecture within Miami Beach.

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Thinking and Making

If you read my blog, you will be familiar with my struggles with the rigors of the MA course I am pursuing. Every now and again I hit on something which makes sense to me and this has been one […]

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