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”

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?”

The Story of Objects is now on Medium – do share yours

The more I talk to people about the Story of Objects project, the more I recognise that it is a fantastic tool for creative thinking and writing. This is an invitation to test that idea out – why not stretch your writing muscles and take a few photos of something you keep close to you,Continue reading “The Story of Objects is now on Medium – do share yours”

how to make a 30 second video for The Story of Objects project – learn how on youtube

The Story of Objects playlist is to share 30 second video clips of people telling the Story of THEIR Objects. We all own things that we keep with us as we travel through our lives – often little things that we anticipate we will keep forever. Sometimes we may be parted from them, and theyContinue reading “how to make a 30 second video for The Story of Objects project – learn how on youtube”

The Story of Objects – new research, partners needed, contact me to discuss

For the last year or so I have been developing a framework for a very special project, The Story of Objects. It’s about orphaned objects, curating and an online repository. It’s social and cultural geography, art and genealogy. Do you work in any of these fields? I’m seeking partners to make this happen……. Would youContinue reading “The Story of Objects – new research, partners needed, contact me to discuss”

Canal & River Trust, waterways, people, passion and museums

I attended the Canal & River Trust AGM on Friday in Birmingham’s beautiful new library. The Trust is only two years old, so very early days for them. Whilst their key business is about public engagement they have had a huge number of maintenance works to do as well. It is remarkable what they haveContinue reading “Canal & River Trust, waterways, people, passion and museums”

response & rant to Axisweb article/report on Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Artists in Collections

I too attended this symposium and I can relate to much of what Gill Nicol reports online. It’s an excellent report of the day and I’m delighted that Axisweb commission such texts – so many journals no longer pay for articles. I wrote a lot of notes myself but have not collated any of them yetContinue reading “response & rant to Axisweb article/report on Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Artists in Collections”