Elemental Forest: 2 commissions now live – film/video makers & audio artist

In May 2021, the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) and their project partners, Forest of Dean District Council, were successful in securing funding from Arts Council England to commission artists to create a community engagement campaign. The project will focus public attention on how a Biosphere Reserve (BR) UNESCO designation for FoD could work here. ItContinue reading “Elemental Forest: 2 commissions now live – film/video makers & audio artist”

Successful ACE bid to fund two new artist opportunities – coming up soon!

I’m delighted to say that Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) have succeeded in securing an Arts Council Project Grant towards a public engagement project, which sets out to inform local communities about the potential benefit of becoming an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE I shall be working with the team as the producer/curator, toContinue reading “Successful ACE bid to fund two new artist opportunities – coming up soon!”

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?”

a myriad of opportunities for artists!

Just writing the title for this post warms my cockles! It’s been a while since I have been able to share opportunities – two very different ones – both a pleasure to be involved with. And what makes them special is they are both in the Forest of Dean! Destination Lydney Harbour – a publicContinue reading “a myriad of opportunities for artists!”

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”

new commission opportunities for artists

I am currently working with b-side to provide Creative Producer support to 6 new art commissions for a public art trail in Weymouth town centre. The commissions are for Weymouth & Portland Borough Council.  They include the potential to create work in association with water refill units – to our knowledge the first time publicContinue reading “new commission opportunities for artists”

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”

Jonathan Jones talks about reassuring rubbish – I think the objects we own tell wonderful stories about people & places

Jonathan Jones has written a piece about an exhibition in New York about collections and collectors. It looks fascinating. The headline for his text is “New York art show The Keeper celebrates our poetic obsession with objects, but how many of us simply surround ourselves with familiar, reassuring rubbish?” I beg to differ. It allContinue reading “Jonathan Jones talks about reassuring rubbish – I think the objects we own tell wonderful stories about people & places”

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”