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More research; conversations and connections

I’ ve been busy interviewing a resident of one the seven houses now comprising Kearsney Court, which was completed around 1900 as a residence for Edward Percy Barlow, the owner of Wiggins Teape, a paper manufacture. (Barlow is mentioned in Watermark, a Dover Arts […]

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Week 2 Thursday

A first oil painting on site. One of the benefits of spending a whole afternoon on one piece of work is listening to, and learning about, the ongoing the progress of the excavation – interspersed of course with discussions on […]

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Access Space Residency – Week 2

It’s week 2 of Scents of our Time at Access Space and, thankfully, I’ve finally managed to get a bit of visual material (almost) completed: Designed in a manner that apes news graphics, this painting continues a precedent set with […]

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Week 2 Wednesday

Lunchtime on the grass.  This week there are a lot more people working on site, with another group coming next week. Down by the waterside, Trench Y continues to prove interesting. A change in the earth colour and texture suggests […]

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Week 2 Tuesday

After days of sunshine last week, the weather has become more typical of the Orkney I know. It may be cold and grey but the colours and the clouds sitting on top of the hills are a gift to paint and draw. […]

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Week 2

  There is progress in Trench Y, down by the water’s edge, where they are looking for the outer wall of the settlement. A test pit revealed what they were hoping for so this has been enlarged.  Obviously it’s early […]

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Do Artists in Residence need a plan?

In response to a comment by a-n blogs on Twitter: Do Artists in Residence need a plan? I have decided the answer is no. The whole point of being an Artist in Residence is to interact with the host context […]

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Day 4 on site

Two trenches are uncovering new ground. Trench J has been extended and today they are starting to find bits of pottery. The other is a completely new trench by the loch edge. This is a colour sketch that will be […]

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Do I have a plan?

People are asking what my plan is this year. Presumably because it is my third season there is an assumption that there is a clear route, which is far from the case. If I have a plan, it is simply […]

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Day 2 on site

The second day of preparations for excavation, uncovering Trenches T and J. The tyres are removed using a long line or people to roll them to where they will be stacked. The tarpaulin is pulled from the trench and laid […]

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First day back on site

The first drawing of the day. The first actions for the archaeologists is uncovering the site by removing all the car tyres that have been holding the tarpaulins down. This is followed by bailing out very unpleasant water. Finally the […]

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Access Space Residency – Week 1

This week sees the beginning of my residency at Access Space where I will create candles in situ in response to the news stories of the day. I will be present this Wednesday (4th July) although I expect much of […]

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Ness of Brodgar Artist’s Residency 2018

Preparing to go back to Orkney for my third Artist’s Residency on the Ness of Brodgar. After three days on the road, journey’s end with the ferry to Stromness. Sailing past The Old Man of Hoy, with a strong wind despite the […]

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Threads Micro-Residency 4th April 2018

Threads have teamed up with six partners across East Kent to increase recognition of artist-led activity in the region. Threads have curated a nine month programme of residencies, salons and crits, involving forty eight selected Artists.

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Studio – Intensive Day 9

Studio-Intensive Day 9 Well, last day of my plan. It has been a headlong, packed week that is intended to project my development forward. Forwards and upwards. Would have liked more feedback and input but, the nature of things is […]

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First Steps

My ambition for Scents of our Time in 2018 was simply to get it exhibited somewhere. A reasonable enough goal for a project in its infancy, and I’m happy to announce that it will be showing in 2 places in […]

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New work for The National Festival of Making, Blackburn

In the faded splendour of Blackburn’s Cotton Exchange, amid the light pouring in from the stained glass windows, a 3.5 metre high, octagonal structure tricks the eye in the latest work by the renowned manipulator of colour and light, Liz […]

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Asylum Studios Residency

Well, here I am again on residency. This time at Asylum Studios.  I can’t speak highly enough of residencies. They are the best way to engage in your practice with all the accompanying feedback, as well as facilities, time and […]

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Another “garden film”: first paid commission

Really excited to announce that I have been commissioned by Dover District Council to make an artist’s film to portray Russell Gardens in Dover Kent, the only example of Thomas H Mawson’s garden design in the South East that is open […]

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Performance Outcomes #1

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 […]

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Settling in.

I land in Seoul after a long direct flight from London Heathrow. The British Korean Society, which runs a grant scheme offering financial help to support events that encourage and foster good relationships between Korea and the UK, have very […]

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The residence program

I applied and was accepted for the 2018 Artist in Residence International Program at the MMCA, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. The program  project based and it focuses on presenting the work of emerging contemporary International […]

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