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The Structurist Creative Research Fellowship

The Structurist Creative Research Fellowship (SCRF) was established to carry forward the critical intentions of The Structurist: an international, interdisciplinary journal founded in 1960 by Eli Bornstein that addresses art, architecture, ecology, culture, and communication.

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The 30th Foreign and Japanese Artist Invitation Program

The purpose of this program is to discover young artists / printmakers who are active throughout the world and offer them a growing experience and an opportunity to create artwork in a communal atmosphere with other artists from different backgrounds.

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Week 3

The weather continued wet and windy, the latter particularly strong and biting, which limited my work on site this week. There is a sheltered spot where the supervisor of Structure 12 has set up office.  I sat there to draw […]

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End of week 2

It has been a cold and very windy week, with frequent heavy showers. So it has not only restricted time on site but also been difficult to keep warm. Where the archaeologists are mainly in the relative shelter of the […]

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Week 2

Having torn up my plan last week I have now decided to not only concentrate on what appeals but, realising that people are my primary interest, to focus on human activity. This brings me back to the original purpose of […]

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End of week one

Some better weather and I’ve torn up my plan. Having tried to make a list of things to do, which was beginning to make me anxious, it seemed sensible to simply go out on site and record, both visually and […]

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Orkney weather

In coming weather – clouds on the hills of Hoy While diggers continue in nearly all weather, drawings cannot happen in rain. Two days of bad weather has limited my activity on site but given time to think and access […]

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Back on site – day 1

Next year, 2024, will be the final year of the dig at the Ness of Brodgar, when the archaeologists move on to post excavation work. While my residency on site will end, I expect to have my own post project […]

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the four quarters

the residency will soon be in the last month and as this approaches i want to reflect how the year has split into four quarters for me. to begin, i reiterate this was a student residency within the creative incubation […]

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Residency at AHH Studio Collective

Today was the first day of my residency at AHH Studio Collective here in Malton, North Yorkshire. I’ve lived in the town for five years and it was just by chance, through a friend, that I became aware it existed. […]

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clarity and balance

in accepting the studio as a graduate i was faced with how to fund myself while within the residency. i say fund myself as i’ve come to realise how strategic one needs to be when relying on self generated funding […]

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reviewing the situation

out of the windows the shadows are becoming long as the sun sets at a reflective time of year for many reasons. later today i’ll close the studio door after working in the studio for potentially the last time in […]

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first things first

with the residency in place i turned my attention to the matter of income. i’m yet to listen to the podcast series artonomics. from the trailer description i have a handle on how being a contemporary artist involves more than […]

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so far…

  i’ve been settling into a studio at banks mill since august. banks mill is the business incubation space of the university of derby and my studio is one of 4 spaces made available to students through competitive application, for […]

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times like these

a blog charting my year long journey as one of the 2022-23 student residency co-hort at banks mill in derby.

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The last 2 days

Monday A visit to Martha, the Rock Lady, who gave me another ‘sweety’ – a lovely piece of crumbling silt stone that makes a great ochre pigment Over the years my collection of these pigments has grown substantially – all […]

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The end of Week 2

Thursday morning was spent getting some good sound recordings, in particular an explanation of Structure 8 for the visitors’ tour. His voice is loud and clear and the information is gold. There are also some good background voices of work […]

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Week 2 and more weather

This photograph, taken by Jo Bourne, archaeologist and talented photographer, was the view the public got of me painting on Monday, when the weather was fine.  Jo takes all the best photos of me on site, including the one at […]

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Week 2 begins

At last a dry day with some sunshine meant being able to get a painting done. It was not the easiest of sessions. The image is essential to my new project, being an overview of Structure 8, but it necessitated […]

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