I am writing this the night before the start of the start of this epic running journey along the length of the Thames. I’m feeling a mixture of apprehension, nervousness and excitement as I always do when I start these […]
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A live artwork and run following the length of the river Thames from source to sea over 14 days, 31st March -13th June 2021. In partnership with Estuary 2021 #AssocProg21 & Anglia Ruskin University.
Thanks to my partner Richard Allen, who will be accompanying me in a campervan.
On my run this morning I found myself thinking about the large street-facing window of the gallery where I will be showing later this year. The gallery is at a traffic-light controlled crossing, the pavement is particularly narrow in front […]
This morning the sun was out, the tide was out and the sparrows were nowhere to be seen. Instead the seagulls were out, right out on the flats between the beach and the sea. This was the ideal pitch […]
I’m back at METAL Southend to continue the Time Space residency, I started in March. This time I’m here for a block of three weeks. I’ll be focusing more specifically on the planning of The Great River Run (now renamed […]
During my residency I’ll be working on the planning and development of The Great River Run, an endurance running and live performance artwork that will follow the trajectory of the river Thames from its source to the mouth of the sea, a distance of around 220 miles.
I was tickled by an article I found in the ‘i’ newspaper, which I bought from the WH Smith on the station platform last Thursday, having just completed the run. The headline read: ‘Briton pulled over for trying motorway […]
Adding some images of Stage 4 (final stage) to give me time to write this last post. One day on I’m still feeling pretty tired, through pleased the journey is completed and I am still in one piece (just!) It’s […]
Feeling exhausted after the longest run yet at about 20 miles, amazingly I arrived around the same time as before, The day started with the worst weather imaginable: tipping down with rain, a high wind and a chill in the […]
It’s amazing what a good 8 hours sleep can do for you: a much better day today aided by some glorious weather and a much easier and more scenic route. I was also confident of the route as I had […]
Feeling pretty exhausted after this first stage. I arrived at Cheshunt youth hostel just before 3pm, later than I expected. A late night last night with only a few hours sleep took its toll, and a heavier than expected backpack, […]
A live art work / running performance produced in conjunction with Art Language Location for the exhibition PLACE at the Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
Last summer I took up running. Similarly to an art practice, running is also a type of practice that takes a certain degree of commitment and sacrifice. It is an action undertaken often silently and alone. It can be exhilarating, […]