Attention series No.4 Covid 19, the rural idyll & climate change

THEN: WRITTEN IN ON 30TH MAY Before reading further, take a look at this video clip. Is that your rural idyll? In the light of the shutdowns occurring across the world, we are undoubtedly struggling to do everyday things that we take for granted. Travel, work, leisure, exercise, culture – all disrupted. How are youContinue reading “Attention series No.4 Covid 19, the rural idyll & climate change”

Attention Series No. 2 Thinking Practice

This one is on my artist website as it is about practice rather than theory. But my experience as a producer enables me to analyse my own practice in context. Pop over and have a look if you are interested, there are some films to watch! Introductory paragraph: In recent years I have become increasinglyContinue reading “Attention Series No. 2 Thinking Practice”

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”

1st encounter with live-relay theatre, reflection & comparison of 3 forms of audience experience of The Tempest

My first encounter with live-relay theatre. A personal reflection and comparison of three forms of audience experience when watching a play, in this case The Tempest by Shakespeare, depending on where we view it and the delivery method used. In recent years, new technology has allowed those living a long way from theatres to experienceContinue reading “1st encounter with live-relay theatre, reflection & comparison of 3 forms of audience experience of The Tempest”

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”

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”

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”

Story of Objects as a learning tool – changing the way we think about ‘things’

The recent research I have done has revealed that talking about objects we love, shared within a small group of people in a safe environment, can be life-changing (at its best) and very enjoyable (at its least). It is a great way to develop storytelling techniques and to express our feelings and intellectual approach toContinue reading “Story of Objects as a learning tool – changing the way we think about ‘things’”

20 days since last blogpost – busy times!

Where does the time go? Here I am doing a blog post on a Bank Holiday Monday, just because I can, and because, for a few hours, the sun has been low key too…. I’m writing a lot lately, so I’ve been updating my website a little to reflect that shift – regular visitors mightContinue reading “20 days since last blogpost – busy times!”