Ho! ho! Phase 1 of neurodivergently researching the Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) funding stream is complete. Uncommonly anxious was I in the days running up to receiving either an ‘offer letter’ or a ‘decision letter’ from Arts Council […]
Research - a-n The Artists Information Company
the year ahead will have many challenges – known and unknown and this morning standing in the garden just after 9am i felt at one with the knowledge of the main challenges i’ll face this year. already solved – the […]
keeping an annual blog has become a thing for me now. this year i’m interested in what the twelve in twenty might be.
all around me is tranquilty and piece, the dog snoozing, the lights on the chrsitmas tree gracefully pulse and in my ears liam gallagher sings his hear out being a rock and roll star. watching the documentary Liam Gallagher: As It […]
once upon a time there was a boy, he lived in a house with a dog and a cat. one day the dog came home and announced she was running away to the circus. the cat at this news was […]
last week was full of cold – me – i was full of cold. wednesday the worst day, still getting better now. feeling so more excited and charged than this time last week. on friday i’m going to harlem artspace […]
over the course of my a-n blogging residency – (playing with words here) i’ve repeatedly returned to the internal notion i struggle to shake off = that i’m a fake artist. it’s not now this clear cut, i do have […]
the metaphoric white wash has been applied to the metaphoric canvas – the time has been reached where the research i’ve done is trimmed and backed up to create a space in which the work can continue. all of the […]
After a hectic summer and autumn of engagement events on the Wirral, I am now just two weeks away from the exhibition opening at the Williamson Art Gallery – 7 December 2019 – 2 February 2020.
the weather got the better of us yesterday – the latest co pro meeting cancelled as the weather closed in on derby and derbyshire. a week ago the derwent was so high the ground floor of the mill became victim […]
New report highlights how visual artists continue to face barriers in order to fully monetise their practice.
In my practice I explore a performative, as opposed to scientific, understanding of ‘lively material’ (cells, viruses and DNA). I am using my a-n bursary to develop content for a sound art workshop that focuses on performative ways of relating to lively material through sound.
get yourself a piece of paper and something to make a mark on that paper. place the paper down on a flat firm surface. draw a four sided shape. place the mark making item next to the shape. look at […]
The summer has been a period settling deeper into the Jungian and alchemical teachings that have resulted from our bursary funded “night shaking” project. Dean and myself have continued in our personal readings and researching of the subject matter but have […]
This week I had my first meeting at The Orchards specialist school in Flixton, Trafford to talk about how to introduce and adapt Statue performance/workshop for the school setting. I specifically wanted to work with this school as it believes […]
From:September 21, 2019
To:November 03, 2019
Location:South West England
In July this year I visited the Hortus Botanicus and the Special Collections Library of the University of Leiden. I wanted to experience both the Hortus and the first catalogue of it in person. I am lucky because the […]
Hortus is a project which involves research into early practices of collecting and cataloguing as exemplified by the sixteenth century botanic gardens and libraries of Padua (IT) and Leiden (NL).
We had a development session at Compass Live Art in Leeds last week (we being the artist development bursary recipients with the Compass team). This one was looking at partnerships. Nicole Mollett and Sarah Butler’s A-Z of Partnerships was used […]
research into art and sport
I am a multi-disciplinary artist/arts and health practitioner specialising in narrative three-dimensional assemblage art that focuses on heritage and issue-based themes using place and identity as a foundation. These works often works become educational and reminiscence resources. I have considerable […]