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Talk at Bower Ashton

I will be talking about my experience of setting up a DIY screen print studio at La Ceiba Gráfica, visits to other printmaking studios and exhibiting in Mexico City on 26th October 2017. All Welcome. After the talk, there will […]

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Bringing it all back home

Remember how I said it was about sustainability? How I wanted to become more aware of my materials and where they came from? Well, it all got a little exotic, but it has always been on the agenda to explore […]

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Earth colours

Never have I been so excited about being given a whole lot of mud (well, I probably have, but in the context of growing things… which I guess connects all these ideas).   Thanks to ceramicist Elsa Naveda as well […]

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Binding ideas to the page

So, the first question before delving further into the colours, was how was I going to bind them to the page? I wanted to see what I could source from the local market, everyday ingredients that you find in the […]

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Growing flowers in the mud of ideas

So part of this project is gathering ideas from far away and exotic lands, but much of it is also about using what you have in a sustainable way that’s good for the planet… or better at least. So before […]

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Assembly Leeds – Resilience and Sustainability

Last Thursday I hoped to seek insights into sustaining a practice at the a-n Assembly event in Leeds. Artists were separated into small groups to participate in small discussions. I met with a curator from Tetley and a lady that works […]

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Sustainable Printmaking at home and abroad

Recording a foray into experiments with alternative plant-based materials for screen printing and DIY studio set-ups, whilst seeking inspiration from ancient civilisations and our contemporary Mexican printmaking counterparts.

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Intergenerational Justice & Revolution

I’m 48 hours into a residency that’s as focused upon manufacturing timelines and heritage-based narratives as the Fourth Industrial Revolution and competitive strategies. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and supported by arts commissioners Super Slow Way, the Art in […]

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The Creative Cycle

I am going to write about my understanding of the creative cycle, how I define it and how I think it works. This is based on my own experience as an artist. The reason I think this idea is important is […]

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Arts & Trash Leeds

Museum of Contemporary Rubbish is participating in an Arts & Trash event organised by Flora Hochrein of the University of Leeds. Postcards of selected items from the Leeds Collection will be available for visitors. Exhibit #0245 Thursday 4 June 2015, […]

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Permanent culture, permanent egitalliarism, permanent sustainability

” The displacement of anthropocentrism and recognition of transspecies solidarity are based on the awareness of ‘our’ being in this together; that is to say, environmentally based, embodied,  and embedded, in symbiosis with each other. Bio-centered egalitarianism is a philosophy […]

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The realm of sustainability.

“Sustainability has got capacity to adopt its meaning to the prevailing conditions.  It is not a rigid system of rules, not a precept which tells us what to do in any possible situation. Ultimately, what it does is to give […]

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Environment

Articles & images exploring environmental and sustainability discourses within contemporary practice.

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Supporting artists’ sustainability

Although ‘sustainability’ is much vaunted in terms of how arts organisations should go forward, artists’ needs in this respect are rarely considered by funders. Futurific bursaries were developed by NAN to model routes for sustainability amongst artists’ groups and networks in the UK. Here, some of the bursary recipients give insights into their progress, through excerpts from their blogs.

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Onetree

This ambitious artist-led project has involved seventy-five artists and resulted in over 100 artworks. Cassie Thompson visits the exhibition and talks to the project organisers.

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