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!”

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”

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”

news about upcoming exhibitions, crowdfunder & projects-in-waiting

EXHIBITIONS: Forest of Dean open studios event: farOpen Studios, my work will be in Newland group show. Launches Friday 6th October. Old Passage Restaurant, Arlingham, Casa Interiors in Newnham on Severn and at Creates Gallery, Monmouth, all ongoing. UPDATING I know, I’ve been rather quiet on the Flow Projects side. Sorry. As many people areContinue reading “news about upcoming exhibitions, crowdfunder & projects-in-waiting”

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”

The Forest of Dean, the rural & the arts

I’m delighted to hear that Arts Council England and The Forestry Commission have signed an MOU to work together to support contemporary arts in woodland areas. Some of you may be aware I worked for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust for several years as their Project Director – I enjoyed every minute of it.Continue reading “The Forest of Dean, the rural & the arts”

Forest & Valleys Open Studios – Commodity, a selected exhibition

ARE THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE AREA MERELY A COMMODITY? PRIVATE VIEW & LAUNCH OF OPEN STUDIOS: 6-9PM ON FRIDAY 8TH JULY AT THE GARDEN CAFE, (Facebook), LOWER LYDBROOK, FOREST OF DEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Keep up to speed on FandVos Facebook page Congratulations to all the artists selected for this years special exhibition. Each artist willContinue reading “Forest & Valleys Open Studios – Commodity, a selected exhibition”

Call for host venues for The Story of Objects – the next phase – workshops

  Just a quick note to get you thinking over the weekend – I’m looking for hosts for the next phase of the Story of Objects – maybe it’s you? The Story of Objects to date has very much been about ‘show and tell’ sessions, for research purposes.  The overarching vision – to create aContinue reading “Call for host venues for The Story of Objects – the next phase – workshops”