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2nd UPDATE on our AltMFA FUTURE Programme!

(Continued) …6 – In October (20th), Dave Beech took time out of his busy schedule to share his expertly honed insights in an intensely thought-provoking talk about ‘Art and Post-Capitalism’ – at Christies Education, no less! Andy Yau of Alt MFA jumped […]

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Happy birthday …

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear blog, Happy birthday to you!   10 years old today! DOUBLE figures, a whole decade behind me – wow! And who knows what lies ahead, I certainly could not […]

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sharing my learning

As the period of the professional development bursary comes to an end I have been reflecting on the process of sharing what I have learnt.  I have tried out several different ways- conversations with friends; leading meditation classes; writing online.  […]

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a life practice

A couple of weeks ago I participated a small event organised by the artist Mikhail Karikis alongside an exhibition of his recent work ‘Ain’t Got No Fear’.  A film created with a group of 11 to 13-year-old boys who are […]

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the inner critic

I’ve begun to realise that inside of myself is a good artist and writer, someone with plenty of creative energy and the potential to create things that are valuable and interesting enough to be shared with others.  But also inside […]

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the rituals of possibility

in june of this year i attended a study week at wysing arts centre, it was coordinated by the artist jesse darling.  she had chosen the theme of ritual for the week: since thinking about contemporary art only twists me […]

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who are we and where are we going?

throughout this year, i have been trying out new ways of working as an artist, taking new classes, exploring areas that i have avoided or been fearful of in the past.  during this time a central practice that i have […]

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singing lessons

During my professional development process, one of the things I have identified as being an area of fear is my voice. Having worked in education and participation for ten years, I am used to facilitating dialogue, running workshops and standing […]

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writing

When I devised my professional development activities for this year, I wanted to focus on areas that I had been fearful of or not had the chance to explore before. One of the things I’ve become increasingly aware of in […]

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stories from the body

As part of Dangerous Conversations, a process of exploring my practice as an artist through the themes of risk, fear, and change, I attended a series of workshops with Florence Peake the brilliant dancer, choreographer, visual artist and teacher, at […]

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Retreating

Earlier this year I went on a week-long retreat as part of the process of exploring fear and risk within my practice as an artist.  I stayed in a small wooden hut in Epping Forest.  It had running water but […]

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Brexit Meditations: Afternoon at Open School East

A few years ago I began meditating regularly.  It started with a visit to the London Buddhist Centre, and then a mindfulness course, and then retreats at Gaia House and Vajrasana. And then between 2014-15 I did formal training as […]

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Time and Privilege

The first few months of this year (2016) have been a time of significant change for me.  Having left my role at Cubitt, where I co-founded and led a large scale education programme for eight years, I decided to quite […]

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