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Talking Rubbish

In October 2018, the Museum of Contemporary Rubbish is (re)commencing a previous strand of dialogue based research: Talking Rubbish aka Rubbish Conversations. Semi-structured interviews with artists working with rubbish will be recorded and transcribed for this blog, with the view […]

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Exhibition Prep and Final Day on Site

I sent 8 x A3 prints to the printers on Tuesday and spent yesterday writing and compiling a 24 page booklet to accompany my exhibition. It’s had two checks so far with some bits and pieces like typos corrected and […]

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Unctuous

“Argillaceous Marl contains from 68 to 80 per cwt. of clay, and consequently from 32 to 20 per cent. of aerated calx. Its colour is grey or brown, or reddish brown, or yellowish or bluish grey. It feels more unctuous than the […]

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Ochre History / National Recycling Week

Yellow ochre, FeO(OH)·nH 2O, is a hydrated iron hydroxide (limonite) also called gold ochre. From wikipedia: In Ancient Egypt, yellow was associated with gold, which was considered to be eternal and indestructible. The skin and bones of the gods were […]

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Day 6 on site 24/09/18

It’s my last week on site already! I started off at the skips and found a chair in mustard yellow. There were a lot of house clearances today and items included this rusty umbrella, a folding table and a ceramic […]

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The Other in Mother

I went to The Other in Mother seminar yesterday about perinatal mental health and saw Sarah Greaves installation of manipulated objects representing diverse experiences of maternal transition. “Artist Sarah Greaves has been working with women who are recovering from postnatal […]

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Rowan Lear, Untitled from 'Light is a Body' series, 2018
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Marl: a glossary of the ungovernable

Words and images from the development of an artist book, supported by an a-n Artist Bursary. An ongoing project concerned with mineral extraction, accelerated agriculture and sensation in scientific processes.

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Day 5 on site 20/09/18

On site today involved a discussion with staff about the brick building that appears boarded up. It’s currently used as storage but apparently was the recycling centre when the site was next to the municipal tip. The site manager found […]

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Have you had your working method changed by technology?

We are looking for artists, designers, musicians and creatives to take part in a research project investigating artists practices affected by technology. This research study is specifically looking for people who have their methods of working affected by software changes.

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Day 4 on site 17/09/18

Objects of interest from the skips today: Broken cellar door Kitchen sink from a kitchen refit Rocking horse given to the previous owner but ‘immediately trashed’ by her kids and too small for them anyway. File used to store important […]

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Day 3 on site 13/09/18

Day 3 on site started with noticing some embroidered church kneeling cushions in the general waste skip. They were kindly pulled out for me to photograph. Someone was getting rid of a load of frames and let me take a […]

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Day 2 on Site 09/09/18

I met some more members of the team at the Recycling Centre today and we had some really good Rubbish Conversations. I asked them what the strangest thing they’d had thrown away was. After a bit of thought, the strangest […]

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Day 1 On Site

I spent the morning on site today meeting the team, talking rubbish and talking some photos. We had a good chat in the office about rubbish: the sorting categories and value of rubbish. Apparently there’s no money (for them) in […]

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Public Workshop: The Big Data Cut Up

The work developed at my residency at the Fabrication Lab at Westminster University with the support of the A-N artist development bursary, went into my workshop The Big Data Cut-Up at the annual Fabfest “Digital City” festival at the P3 […]

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Rubbish Collages and Rubbish Research

As I gear up for my first proper day on site on Thursday, I’ve been making some collages out of discarded/recycled (charity shopped) materials combined with Suez’s leaflets (which inevitable become recycled materials too). The first one of these (above, […]

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Assembling modular sculptures

Following from my last post, in which I talked about turning a 2D drawing into a 3D model, and back into a 2 plan for the laser cutter to work on, the next step is assembling the models. After a […]

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From drawing to modular sculpture

Creating digitally fabricated objects from everyday body movement includes modelling such actions in a 3D environment.  To create a basic shape, I first traced my footsteps around the kitchen space while making porridge. I could also have traced my hands, […]

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Induction

I’ve had the Suez site user induction at the Halifax transfer site which is mostly common sense with a bit of jargon thrown in for good measure. There was a test at the end! Which has inspired me to maybe […]

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Software explorations: Rhinoceros 3D Modelling

My first experiment with drawing in Rhino will the laser in mind as tool, was a turning a series of drawings tracing everyday actions such as cooking porridge, school run, and talking on the phone into 3D objects using the modelling software […]

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Rubbish Guided Tour

Thursday 11th October, 1-2pm Brighouse Household Waste Recycling Centre, Atlas Mill Road, Brighouse Alice Bradshaw is Brighouse Arts Festival 2018’s artist in residence and will be based at Brighouse Tip researching & undertaking Rubbish Conversations, culminating in a public performance […]

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03/08/18 Site Visit

I had my initial meeting with the team at Brighouse Recycling Centre yesterday and bought a giant fibreglass yellow pepper for 50p from the on site ‘Revive’ shop at the recycling centre which intercepts items destined for the skips. The […]

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