The Oceans Apart exhibition at MMU Special Collections Library was curated by Dr John Gibbons from his personal collection of items and manuscripts relating to transatlantic crossings between 1870 and 1940. John kindly met with me last week to talk […]
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Pablo Helguera in his book Education for Socially Engaged Practice explores what it means to work in a socially engaged manner, where the variables lie, the questions, experiments and issues. Early in the book he “establishes a tentative taxonomy”1 with […]
I have been commissioned by Dover District Council, to portray Russell Gardens in Dover Kent, the only example of Thomas H Mawson’s garden design in the South East that is open to the public: Kearsey Abbey and Russell Gardens form […]
Nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize and a recent recipient of the European Culture Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture, the London-based independent research agency Forensic Architecture is making political and cultural waves with its evidence-based work. Chris Sharratt talks to artist and filmmaker Simone Rowat, one of the group’s 15 team members.
I was very lucky this year to receive an A-n bursary to extend my current research into mid war coastal architecture and begin my project, ‘The Maiden Voyage’. My work since 2013 has mainly responded to 1930s seafront architecture. This […]
This blog will explain all my research on the chlorophyll printing process.
This process can be practice in 2 completely different manners.
Method 1: Bleaching
Method 2: Altering the photosynthesis
This 2018 A-n Bursary Blog will document my research visit to New York and Miami to explore the expansion of modernist architecture from Europe to the USA via Oceanliners, which often mimicked the form and design of ocean liners themselves.
This week I’ve been compiling a list of local/UK mental health support services and charities that now feature on our blog and will form a directory in the newspaper. One of the risks of raising awareness about mental health and […]
We took the kids to YSP yesterday and upstairs in the chapel overlooking Chiharo Shiota’s installation is a small book on silence. The kids’ bags provided in the gallery also contain ear defenders for blocking out sound whilst creating sculptures […]
Vanessa and I took the train to Sheffield and back on Saturday. Vanessa has a disabled persons railcard so it cost us £14 total with me travelling as her carer for the journey. We had a notebook, train wine and […]
I do love a dictionary/glossary definition and this is from Wikipedia’s Glossary of United Kingdom railway terms Chord: A curve connecting two otherwise-unconnected rail lines that lie at tangents to that curve (Usually both lines are straight, one being at […]
Now the weather has warmed up I seem to be working on numerous projects at the same time trying to catch up. There also seems to be a surge in activity in general following the Easter break. This is all […]
I took the kids to Sheffield for the day to see Utter Rubbish and the shows on at Millenium Galleries. We took the train along the Penistone Line and I made some quick notes in between building lego, handing out […]
Exploring postmodernism using the story of the Chinese Community of Liverpool as a springboard of ideas.
Developing technical skills and abilities To develop skills and abilities in plate spinning I facilitated three workshop sessions at the school with a range of ages and abilities. The first session was more focused and started by introducing the prop […]
Last week I heard that my Arts Council Grant application has been successful!! The project is to work with writer Suzanne Joinson, exploring Worthing Museum’s (extensive) clothing collection and linking with stories / memories from residents in a local care […]
I had hoped to update sooner but my hard drive died. I bought a new harddrive and and caddy and miraculously retrieved my data off the dead drive. I bookmarked a load of links I’ve been reading on my phone […]
A collation of my research into rural arts, what it means, the challenges and what others have been up to in this area.
For our final session in the school, the plan was to set-up the film we had made, then explore performance sequences in pairs building towards performing as a group. However, on arrival there was already a group in the 4D […]
Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next is the second biennial symposium developed and delivered by Take A Part CIC. The aim of the symposium is to bring examples of international socially engaged practices to the South West of the […]
‘Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next’ is a biennial symposium developed and delivered by Take A Part CIC, exploring contemporary social practice.
This post is shared from my other blog over on WordPress but is relevant here too. I have only written 4 blog posts on here in the past year. it seems a poor effort but in my defence […]
To date there are 3 things which to me have struck a chord during my residency: The gossamer thin flags that are displayed in the Buff’s Chapel The images from Dane John VAD Hospital and the fracturing of identity […]
Hi fellow artists…I’m looking to team up with someone who lives outside the UK for a project…surrounding the theme of migration and roots. I am a ceramic figurative sculptor and am based in the Midlands in the UK. I’d like to further my research and […]
For my first series of paintings this year I wanted a challenge. I wanted to document and translate scenes that contain all the forms, shapes and weather conditions of our landscape. I chose Wales as my muse. From vivid green […]