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Early Days

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Early days… Today is 15th August. I’ve had two weeks in my new space and I’m still fannying about. I’m still thinking that it would be better if the bookcase was six inches to the […]

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Ten collages in two days

Mid-way through my MA I made a whole series of collages by combining two photographs of women, one contemporary and one taken up to 80 years ago. I haven’t made any since – the films of edgelands have taken over […]

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Women in the visual arts: “Leadership is not a gender neutral space”

With recent high-profile appointments of women in the visual arts, from Frances Morris as the new director of Tate Modern to Sarah Munro at Baltic, gender equality and the underrepresentation of female artists in the UK’s major art galleries has been put in the spotlight. Dany Louise speaks to female gallery directors who are making sure that the issue gets the attention it deserves.

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Another Woman

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here My blogging art-sister Sonia Boué, a new twitter follower @cabformrsmutton and I have found ourselves discussing the taboo of menstruation and menopause (maybe because we are “women of a certain age”?) We all know the mechanics […]

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Stitched Time is touring

It is always a surprise as well as gratifying when an aim becomes a reality, especially when that aim starts out more as a wish, in this case one stated in my original Arts Council grant application, which was for […]

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Practice

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I’ve been thinking about the educational contexts I find myself in… have found myself in… and how my work is influenced by my life in education…   My own early education wasn’t that unusual […]

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Rookery

The surname, Rookes, of the women who ran The Widow’s Coffee House was an irresistible pun. Rooks are notoriously clever gregarious birds. Rookery isn’t just where rooks nest, it can also mean deception or trickery. Bird is a derogatory word […]

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I know some amazing women…

I am lucky to count among my friends: Talented women Strong women Funny women Triumph over adversity women Clever women Hard working women Quietly getting on with it women Noisy life and soul women Stoic women Unflappable women I know […]

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The Bras

I’m going to explain this project in terms of how it came to me, as a slow-burn, unfolding, enlightenment. It developed from the purchase of a vintage bra from a junk shop on Mill Rd Cambridge, to this mammoth year […]

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Invisibility is not a Super-Power

The project with the bras and the songs is growing. Its form is becoming clearer as I work at it. It has a purpose and a focus. I have written lots of words, some will be discarded along the way, […]

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Look away now if easily offended…

I can be quite sweary… I am currently stitching “Why don’t you just fuck off?” repeatedly over this knackered old bra. My finger hovers over the delete key, because I am cautious of my audience…   As I get to […]

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Independent Woman

Strange day today at ArtSpace… not a single person walked through the door… the town was very quiet, and not many even walked past, let alone looked through the window. I usually get in about an hour before opening, to […]

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Hair and underwear.

I’m going to talk about my hair. It might not seem like it at first glance, but I believe the state of my hair is all tied up with the state of my work. A while back, I talked about […]

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Making

The thing about being an obsessional stitcher is, every piece of work takes a long time to complete. I am still embroidering that first bra. It now has a smattering of embroidery all over it, all the way around, but […]

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The Long and Winding Road.

In 2011, while still in a post-MA fog, I was approached via the Saatchi website by D. Domininck Lombardi; artist, curator and critic, based in New York. He was writing an article on repurposing of materials in art and invited […]

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