A busy morning starting early making a series of rapid sketches of the start of the archaeological day collecting kit from the store. Tea break provided a chance for a pair of studies. Just before lunch there was the excitement […]
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This ongoing residency requires a long view. The film I’m composing is not a final outcome. It’s a good way of collating my findings but I need to think beyond its development to wherever the project takes me. So while […]
I’m beginning to realise that my collection of material is extremely wide ranging and somewhat chaotic. The film that I’m making, by layering artwork and sound, will need a narrative. Time to get working on a story board. There are […]
Exploring the work during my first Artist Residency at CFCCA in Manchester.
A day of beginnings and near endings. Most of the volunteers were starting on extensions to Trenches T and X. The spoil heap for T is now mountainous. I recorded detailed sounds of mattocks, shovels and wheelbarrows to go with […]
Klatch is a painters collective which focuses on contemporary painting, creative development, experimentation, curation, and critical discussion. We are looking for artists at any career stage who respond well to painting but also work within their own media.
The sun came out and shone all day. It was even hot enough to shed some of my many layers of clothing. Spirits were high on site and the dig got going in earnest. I spent the day at Trench […]
Yesterday bad weather suspended the dig. Today I am sitting in the Art Hut waiting for the rain to stop. Even if I could stand the wind, the paper in my sketchbook will suffer in the rain. There is a […]
During July I’ll be concluding my AA2A residency at York St John University with three weeks in a big space to make new work alongside fellow AA2A artist Sue Mann.
Rain and wind – enough to make most people want to stay indoors. Not at the Ness of Brodgar though, where both archaeologists and visitors are out in this weather to do and see the dig. Visitors are here briefly […]
Oatmeal Creek residency program supports artistic vision by offering emerging and established writers opportunities to pursue their range of expression. These opportunities are the time, space, and support to experiment and cultivate new ideas, or to focus on works in progress.
The weather is a little friendlier this morning and uncovering the site continues. This is an aspect I have already drawn and recorded. So I was looking forward to moving into the Art Hut and getting organised in my space […]
This year’s residency is for the whole eight weeks of the dig. I am now thoroughly integrated into the workforce as an artist, and the archaeologists know what I’m trying to achieve. My aim for this season is to continue […]
Preparing to travel to Dance4 next weekend and looking forward to having the time-space-support to work alone in the studio on a series of dance studies and drawing experiments, as well as work with some new collaborators, be in dialogue […]
I am looking forward to discussing Return To Ritherdon and my experience of my residency at the factory so far to contribute to two round-table discussions at The national festival of Making this weekend. The first will be […]
Images by Ligia the Ritherdon Marketing overlord. Friday is usually a half day at Ritherdon, so Matt and I put our surprisingly refined ‘unorthodox’ approach to powder coating to the test last Friday on 5 large panels destined for […]
Every now and then the generous people at Martyr’s Gallery in Lewes offer an opportunity for an artist to take over their space for one of those very special, no-expectations, no-strings-attached developmental residencies. Their version of this amazing gift is […]
I’m very much looking forward to occupying the space at Martyrs Gallery in Lewes as artist in residence from 28 May to 12 June. I’m planning on building on work developed during my recent Once In A Universe project and most recently […]
Venue:Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age
From:May 02, 2019
To:August 31, 2019
Location:South West England
SUNDAY 7 APRIL 2019 Sunday felt like a bit of a blur? The focus of the day was reflecting on who we are as artist-activists (Artivists) and what we need to get to where we want to be. Back at […]
SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019 Rocked up to Artlink, one of my favourite arts spaces in Hull. The morning was quite heavy, but I really enjoyed it. Vikkie showed a Powerpoint explaining all about the City of Culture (C0C) in Hull […]
I’m writing this a LOT later on than I would have preferred – the second UNION weekend was pretty much a whole month ago now. Saying that, I’m trying to purposefully allow time in between <insert the something here> and […]
One of my main aims for this year has been to find opportunities to continue to work on a larger scale – to make things that are bigger than me – but at the same time my mind is full […]
Venue:The Cells, Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge
From:April 01, 2019
To:May 31, 2019
Location:South West England
In an effort to begin understanding the internal workings and overlapping operations of each department, I will be spending a bit of time shadowing staff throughout the Ritherdon factory. First on the agenda is the ‘Paint shop’, which predominantly […]