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The Problem with Language

Threads is a 1984 television drama which focuses on the medical, economic, social, and environmental consequences of a nuclear war spanning over a 13 year period. This clip shows a child of one of the survivors who is educationally stunted […]

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How to Marinate an Artist’s Statement

A reflection by artist Anika Carpenter on INKINAREA an a-n New Collaborations Bursary funded project. Anika spent a year exploring writing, art, objects and mental health with writer Erin Soros.
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Papering the Cracks

  New Visibility I’ve become newly visible in the university, wearing bright t-shirts that label me ‘artist-in-residence’. I chose this uniform for a couple of reasons: partly because the t-shirt is a good conversation starter with students and staff who […]

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No Words Are Needed - Image (C) Rowan Lear
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No Words Are Needed

An Artist investigates the Critical Moment of the Degree Show

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Untitled blog post from "Project Me"

Meeting Elena was like catching up with an old friend!  And we have carried on chatting away via email this week too.  She is as every bit passionate, humorous, insightful, and intelligent in person as she is on-line.  Over a […]

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writing as making

i’m having a making day today.  yum tiddly tum. yeah so ‘m having a making day and i’m having a bit of a block so have resorted to making via writing. writing affords me the space to create from my […]

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Blocking the Block

I’ve been having a bit of a rant (I know! SO unlike me!) And my friend Nicki, mentioned in a previous post said I should blog it. I am no fool. I know she said this just to shut me […]

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Books I draw from

What I’ve found great in books and films recently along with all-time favourites.   The books I’m absorbed and getting a lot out of now are:   Sanctuary; Britains artists and their studios edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi – a great […]

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The Edges of People Don’t Stop at Their Skin

The edges of people don’t stop at their skin… This phrase arrived in a poem I wrote over a year ago, before the collaborative/joint exhibition with Bo Jones. I suspect this post might meander about a bit, but I feel […]

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lost ipod touch

today i’m coming to terms with the realistic situation that yesterday i lost my ipod touch. if it were a person it might have left home because i’m making friends with android. in accepting that it’s gone i’m left thinking […]

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Journals/years of words

Journal writing = hard work. I want to honour the work, and explore the conduits of mind, hand, pen, paper, eye, mind, hand…

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There is no story that is not true

  ‘There is not story that is not true” Chinua Achebe Working with the parents group at Midland Road Children’s Centre in Manningham, Bradford over the past weeks, I’m struck by their fantastic stories.  They are full of banter and […]

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Battling towards the essential in my work

After some PaperFields exhibition prep I got stuck into painting this afternoon.  Worked on several pieces that had already been started (1 yesterday) and another – a large paper roll.  I found a way to clamp it to a stretcher […]

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A List of Books

I was asked on Facebook to list the ten books that had had the biggest effect on me… As I read other people’s lists I became more and more intimidated, weighty tomes were peppered among worthy novels. There were the […]

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Hauser & Wirth Open New Arts Centre in Somerset

I wrote this for a-n: Hauser & Wirth Open New Arts Centre in Somerset With Galleries in Zurich, London and New York and a stable of international artists, many will be familiar with art dealers Hauser & Wirth. The power […]

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This is Awkward.

This is Awkward. And so, finally time to come clean on this shiny new website and on a shiny new blog. During the last eighteen months or so, it may have escaped your notice that I have been writing more […]

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"A whistling woman and a crowing hen is neither fit for God nor man."
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Artist Without Portfolio

Am I an artist who writes or a writer who makes art? Are these hybrids even possible? Should I even have a blog here? I was hoping you might tell me…

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Plenderleith Scantlebury

I was commissioned to write this text to mark 10 years working together for fabricators Plenderleith Scantlebury. ‘One of the perks of being an artist based in one of the most populated artist studios in the country is the wealth […]

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Two for Joy

“Magpies hopped around the graveled courtyard as the wind whispered through the trees. Then it happened, something changed”     – When the North Wind Sleeps (2012-2014)  Short excerpt from a piece of fiction which I’ve been developing on and […]

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