In recent years my work has become increasingly performative in the manner in which it is made. Yet during those years, my body’s capacity for me to move or control it has become exponentially reduced. Irreversible changes present challenges with interesting outcomes. These changes have not been caused by any one distinctive physical disability, butContinue reading “Body erodes, memory erases & covid erupts”
Category Archives: forest of dean
Newsletter February 28th 2022
I hope this finds you well and life is returning to a semblance of ‘normal’ since my last newsletter over a year ago. Lots has gone on over that time both outside and in my studio. Here’s a general update split into Flow, studio practice & exhibitions coming up VERY soon. My studio practice: IContinue reading “Newsletter February 28th 2022”
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”
sunspots in my eyes, sunrise over the Severn
REPOST FROM 2018 On Friday 4th February I went on a Walking the Land First Friday walk in the local woodlands. It reminded me of this piece of writing which took a bit of digging to find. I didn’t know the word Komorebi until last week. As I edited my film I thought about Escher’sContinue reading “sunspots in my eyes, sunrise over the Severn”
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!”
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!”
Creative Canopy goes wild in the country!
What a brilliant day we had yesterday here in the Forest of Dean! We were at the West Dean Parish Council building in Bream to launch Creative Canopy and it was packed to the hilt! The perfect sunny day, we were able to spread the activities into the wonderful courtyard garden. Being part of the BBC Get CreativeContinue reading “Creative Canopy goes wild in the country!”
The Forest of Dean selects a new Verderer, Rich Daniels, at Gloucester Cathedral
Rich Daniels, who led the HOOF campaign a few years ago, won his seat in the Court today.
Story of Objects update – film collage & callout
The Story of Objects represents a return to practice, not in making objects, but in discussing them. SOO has evolved both from my work as a visual arts producer and my thinking as an artist, accompanied by a deep interest in how we engage with art. I am intrigued by how visitors encounter art inContinue reading “Story of Objects update – film collage & callout”