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Ocean Liners and Great Migrations

The Oceans Apart exhibition at MMU Special Collections Library was curated by Dr John Gibbons from his personal collection of items and manuscripts relating to transatlantic crossings between 1870 and 1940. John kindly met with me last week to talk […]

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Respite trip to Denmark

As a carer, it’s hard to take time out of the constant form filling, bureaucracy, mind melting stress of the health and social care crisis, but one thing I have been fortunate to achieve is respite funding to visit family. […]

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Speeding up

My life is on fast forward again. Well is it ever anything else? So hard to say no to any opportunity and so very conscious of time running out. ‘We only have one life so use every moment’… such a […]

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The Beginning of Something

For my first series of paintings this year I wanted a challenge. I wanted to document and translate scenes that contain all the forms, shapes and weather conditions of our landscape. I chose Wales as my muse. From vivid green […]

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Couple dancing in rural Finland

Thanks to an A-N Travel Bursary, foundations were laid for a photographic project exploring Finland’s rich history of couple dancing. The first leg took me around South Savonia in the east of Finland and this blog is a kind of unravelling of the people and places I encountered.

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The Shed

Well I went to the inaugural Shed meeting of  UOS alumni… all a bit serious but am sure it will evolve into something more lively. Have decided not to go up on stage for an expensive handshake to collect my […]

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Coastal Reflections and Hands of Glory

Last week I had a holiday along the North Yorkshire Coast, taking in Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay. I didn’t get any work done but, as is the way with these things, I did draw in a little inspiration […]

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RÅFILM cameraman

Finally I got to actually work for the collective as camera operator for their Nordic Film Festival this year 2017

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4. Chasing West – Space & Direction

The central idea to the road trip in Iceland in 2016 was to spend every night on a west facing coast to appreciate the full length of each day and catch the lasting hours. We were travelling west every day, covering […]

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3. Chasing Light – Natural Extension

The vastness and remoteness of Iceland attracts me as I search to distance myself from urban speed and to get on geological time. This attempt to find a slowness that I associate with landscape is not really ‘slow’, as Iceland […]

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2. Chasing Light – Sight

The theme of impermanence has always captivated me and it seemed only a matter of time before the subject of light would come into my practice as it did during my first trip to Iceland in 2014. The late autumn […]

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RÅFILM short documentary

In 2016 i was awarded travel bursary to network with like minded people in the same field as me. Even through it didn’t necessarily need to document my trip, I couldn’t help myself. So click on the vimeo link below to see what I got up to.

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The Opening

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 The install of the piece was completed just in time for the opening, as it often happens. In the morning I was invited to have an interview with ZhongHan, editor of the newspaper Jiefang Daily. […]

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Installing Fortune Tellers at the MoCA

Monday 19th — Wednesday 21st of September 2016 The MoCA Museum is situated at the hearth of the leafy and busy public park of People Square. I have arrived at the museum in the early morning and after a quick […]

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Arrival + exploring Shanghai

Sunday 18th of September 2016 Landed in Shanghai Pudong Airport and after a long commute to the centre, I went to the hotel and dropped the suitcases and the artwork. I won’t be installing the piece at the museum until […]

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Off to Shanghai

  Friday 16th of September 2016   Time to fly! Today I am leaving on a direct flight to Shanghai, from London Heathrow. I am taking some tools with me, for the install of the artwork. The passport and the […]

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Packing the artwork and getting ready to go

Tuesday 13th of September 2016 The artwork is ready, the structure, the electronics as well as the screenprinted panels are ready too and have been carefully packaged and they are finally ready to go; I am sending them off today […]

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On not being mobile

Whilst I try to write up a chapter of my phd, I have been reading about mobility.In the introduction to Life Between Borders: The Nomadic Life of Curators and Artists. one of the editors asserts that “you have to be […]

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Untitled blog post from "The Cultural Tourist"

The following works are currently at the digital montage stage. As yet I have not decided whether I will let them remain like this or introduce mixed media to the proceedings. These images began from photographs of some of my […]

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Shock and Awe

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here My friend Jill sent me a message from Venice, telling me she was heading to Florence today. My heart cried out to be transported there instantly! Now, I’m a real contemporary art girl. Defo. But…. […]

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