Banking on things – gambling with the Earth

Last night I attended an online talk by Gabriella Hirst, hosted by Rebecca Farkas. It was very interesting and thought provoking.  I learned that in Australia they use the term ‘banker’ when a river overflows its sides/banks. That made me think of other similar terms, such as banking on something happening; banking as in trade.Continue reading “Banking on things – gambling with the Earth”

Hambling, Wollstonecraft & statues – might it be humour?

Firstly, the thoughts I share here are merely that. I have not seen Hambling’s work that is ‘for’ Wollstonecraft, nor have I seen the Aldeburgh work. I only know them from images. I would not usually comment on works I have not actually seen ‘in the flesh’ so to speak, but on this occasion IContinue reading “Hambling, Wollstonecraft & statues – might it be humour?”

Attention series No. 3: walking with wandering body & mind

Another blogpost sitting comfortably in my practice blog, rather than here. Some of the attention series fit one site or the other, some both. This one is about the experience of heading off to the riverbank and observing how my attention shifts from body to mind constantly, depending on purpose and context. enjoy!    Continue reading “Attention series No. 3: walking with wandering body & mind”

Pandemic writing – giving attention – reflection

The Attention Series The Attention Series of writings are both disparate and connected. They speak of a particular time in my life, in our lives, that only four months ago were unimaginable. And how I am processing that world through acting, reflecting and writing. It is a rich time for sharing as we self-isolate andContinue reading “Pandemic writing – giving attention – reflection”

Blackrock 2016 US & THEM

US & THEM is one of the artworks by Patrick Goddard. Residency artists: Patrick Goddard Sally O’Reilly Alison Turnbull In the newly converted gallery at Lydney Park Estate, Matt’s Gallery + BLACKROCK is also showing the work of Willie Doherty Last year Blackrock launched at Lydney Park in the Forest of Dean, so this years second offer was something to look forwardContinue reading “Blackrock 2016 US & THEM”

Anticipation, expectation and delivery – a post-referendum interpretation of the visitor experience of the Berlin Biennial 2016

I recently attended the 2016 Berlin Bienniale, alongside ten other arts professionals from the region, with the support of a bursary provided by Visual Arts South West. Prior to going we read some of the reviews of the Biennial which were not very promising. The article in the Guardian by Jason Farago had the headlineContinue reading “Anticipation, expectation and delivery – a post-referendum interpretation of the visitor experience of the Berlin Biennial 2016”

Art in Gloucestershire – is it our turn? Drones in Cheltenham?

There was  a launch for ‘Surveillance’, a new work by Patrick Lowry, at the HardwIck Gallery in Cheltenham yesterday.  There was a great reading by Clare Thornton and talks by Chris Woods, author of Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars and Theo Price of COBRA. This is the second exhibition I’ve been to see in 2016 (I didContinue reading “Art in Gloucestershire – is it our turn? Drones in Cheltenham?”

Double Elephant Keynote: Redefining Print: 13th November 2015 Exeter Phoenix

The presentation began with: Who am I? Artist, one-time printmaker, producer of exhibitions in non-gallery locations, writer, project Manager, consultant Why am I here? I was contracted by Double Elephant to engage with the artists throughout their residency and observe the project as it evolved – writing as a commentary to the development of the final commissions.Continue reading “Double Elephant Keynote: Redefining Print: 13th November 2015 Exeter Phoenix”

Article about The Promise and PARADISE in new edition of CCQ

CCQ is an arts journal published in Wales. My first article is in this edition, available from all good gallery bookstores. It’s a quality publication and a great read. My piece is a preview of Arnolfini show The Promise and Trust New Art show at Tyntesfield, called PARADISE. More next month too. See http://ccqmagazine.com/