This will be an ongoing blog around a five-year personal project I’ve obsessively researched, based around a rediscovered family photographic archive. It will culiminate in an exhibition and interventions at the end of 2019 at The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum.
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My initial research into automatic facial recognition (AFR) has thrown up a long list of links. This blog is going to be really useful in helping me to select the ones I have the most to learn from. There is […]
I will be presenting the findings of my research regarding care facilities and their creative programmes (or lack thereof) within the areas of Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool.
This blog records an exciting collaborative project exploring dynamic materials that respond to changes in environmental conditions. Working with engineers we will create a series of prototypes over the next 8 months and explore their sculptural and architectural potential.
A brief update on my investigations into Drumcroon so far; through the call out, I’ve managed to arrange five interviews (three of which I’ve completed) and track down the location of the Wigan Schools Loan collection. I’ve also been loaned […]
This blog is quite overdue! I’ve now been studying the MA in Multi-Disciplinary Print since September 2018 however my documentation so far has been very much offline. In time I will update this blog to reflect the work that I […]
2 x Residencies for visual artists, with free studio space, free accommodation and materials budget of £250.00.
Bon Volks is a nonprofit studio space in Margate, committed to providing support to visual artists.
Our research project started with two days at The Wellcome Collection in London exploring their wonderful resources on alchemy and Jung. There were two areas we were interested in – the Wellcome Collection library and the Reading Room resource. I’ll […]
Diary of a collaborative research project in the areas of Jungian psychology, alchemy and mythology
I have a great interest in the things that I find in the field and many questions about them. Often questions about what my own interest in them is about and what for? In previous research my focus and impulse […]
Over 1300 people attended the Open Studios event this weekend and it was great to welcome visitors to my new experimental space at 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. The studio has no windows, yet I was delighted to […]
Great to take part in this event with critical care doctor, Edel Mcauley. We presented our work to a multi-disciplinary audience of over 400
After my frustration with the stethoscope experiment mentioned in my last blog post, Ben suggested several other methods of sourcing sounds to consider. The first suggestion that I tested out was to hire a Doppler fetal monitor, which is a […]
There is something meditative about being in this field. A slightly altered state of mind. Rhythms form over time, linked by the experiences of previous visits. Revisiting drives my growing curiosity. I visit those areas I have been before, those […]
Everyday I visit a field behind my house. It sounds pretty dull I know. I began my encounter with this field in pretty much the expected manner, trudging along it, ticking off the daily task of walking the dog. It’s just a field but I’m sort of getting obsessed.
My research focuses on how artists’ create and construct communicative contexts within practice. Focusing on sound, my work observes human interaction and activates spoken-word, with original narratives being questioned and new, quasi-fictional narrative constructed/composed. Exploring ‘erasing’ as a methodology, my […]
Watching the colours of daylight – waking to some amazing mornings these February/March days. Clear skies and warm hues slowly changing to a blue-white light. In HDU at James Cook University Hospital, I am recreating this experience for a long-term […]
Areas of Interest Challenge – How to ‘connect’ the old and present communities by exploring the trace of the past. The role of re-enactment; how much is done, what form does it take, what community involvement is there; is it […]
Apple mic within a latex cover. I decided to cover the Apple mic (mentioned in previous blog post) with a finger cut from a latex glove, firstly to keep moisture out of the microphone and secondly to get rid of […]
My last mentoring session saw me arrive at a point where I knew that I wanted to move forward experimenting with making and collecting soundscapes using the body as a source. I had talked to Ben about how I would […]
I am thrilled to be working as the Artist in Residence at The Scottish Crannog Centre this Spring. The post is supported by the SGSAH (Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities) and will run from the end of January […]
A blog to document and discuss my Artist in Residence post at the Scottish Crannog Centre, supported by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities.
As part of the Fellowship the group met up in London to look at examples where art and technology collide. Our first encounter was at Saatchi Gallery with ‘We live in an Ocean of Air’, a work created by Marshmallow […]
Arriving in Kolkata from the breezy sea air of Odisha, I find the night streets paved in cars, awash with a never ending flows of people. Against a gaudiness of light, colours, and movement you catch the fleeting shifts of […]
I recently had my first mentoring session with Ben Sadler. Ben is an artist who, alongside his own practice, works collaboratively with Phil Duckworth as Juneau Projects. As this was our first mentoring meeting it was an opportunity to talk […]