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Offerings

It is lovely being back in the studio now that my studies have finished for the academic year. Then again, my research continues on, both in my practice and reading. During my lock-down walks I had been taking photographs of […]

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Borders

On reflection, my Lockdown project: Questing for Forest Cove ended up being about an old wall. I don’t remember why I ever looked at google maps that day but it led me to go in search of a ‘way’. A well worn […]

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Borders

On reflection, my Lockdown project: Questing for Forest Cove ended up being about an old wall. I don’t remember why I ever looked at google maps that day but it led me to go in search of a ‘way’. A well worn […]

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Reinhabiting the studio (slowly)

The past week has been a bit rough – glad to be back on treatment but the drugs are strong. I must have slept for 12 hours on Friday. Before starting the new (old) chemo drugs I did manage a […]

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Good Artists Walk

Last week, I came to the conclusion that no matter what I do, I’ll end up hurting someone. This left me feeling stuck; I felt I had to do something but I also felt I could do nothing that helped. […]

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Drawing The City – Inviting Others In

As we plan our exhibition together at Spitalfields Studios in November, Karen Wood and I are looking at how we can invite people into our collaboration, to share our working processes of noticing and recording. This is in part informed […]

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a Drawing Space by Jonathan Polkest

This blog considers the act and the media of Drawing in both the organisational methodology and the essential instinctive gestural aspect of Making.

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Wind Drawing, Crowlink, East Sussex

The wind drawings are part of the on-going Mourning Stone Project https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/the-mourning-stone-project/ and a collaborative drawing research project Touching The World Lightly http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/ttwl/ they began on a windy holiday in 2013 and re appeared in the Mourning Stone project in a different guise.

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In the studio March 2019

Emily Jolley, Tania Rutland, Jenny Staff, Anna Twinam-Cauchi and myself are working towards an exhibition at Worthing Museum and Gallery in June 2019. Our focus is Cissbury Ring and I have been up there walking, idling amongst the Gorse, picking […]

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A walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word

By way of an explanation, we will be celebrating Terminalia with Thread and Word in Seasalter through a walk with poetry readings ( you are welcome to bring a contribution) and the meditative knotting of ropes. I will supply the […]

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A walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word

Here a cement block which will be part of our walk in Seasalter celebrating the Roman God of Boundaries Terminus. Terminalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the god Terminus, who presided over boundaries. His statue was merely […]

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Proper dog walking

I walk every day with my Irish Terrier Fred. These are not done in the manner generally associated. A 20 minute round the block, down to the co-op for milk or along the coastal path with visitors on a windy […]

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A gentle stroll in the woods

We have been down the woods a few times recently. Looking at the colours and enjoying the walk not thinking much just experiencing the landscape. Fred is off searching and I’m just looking at the trees in a strange ‘semi […]

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The Gun Dogs

Fred has cut his back leg and does not seem too fused about going out this morning. He is curled up comfortable – lots of licking going on but generally seems Ok. I think he must have cut his leg […]

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9×9

I like the groyne works on the seafront. We walk together towards the town along the pebbly beach. I am climbing over the old groynes, ones that are not being replaced and the weathering and action of the tides has […]

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