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!”

chasing rainbows – found in my files, a year later and little change!

This was written just over a year ago on 24th January 2014…..just found it….it’s rather sweet – and still rings true! chasing rainbows… I am chasing rainbows every day, negotiating  the rough terrain of resilience, trying not to trip over my own criteria, catch my toe in the terminologies, tumble down a hill helplessly.  IContinue reading “chasing rainbows – found in my files, a year later and little change!”

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”

the flush of delight when someone I mentor is awarded a grant warms the cockles!

I have to share this news, but confidentiality won’t allow me to say who it is – but well done you! It’s an absolute privilege to mentor the people I do – they are committed and serious about their practice and work really hard to survive, despite all odds these days….. I know how itContinue reading “the flush of delight when someone I mentor is awarded a grant warms the cockles!”

WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN THE UK?

Now the local elections are over, we have to plan for the general next year. Flow Contemporary Arts, together with many arts and cultural organisations across the UK, are seeking to champion the role of culture in our society. We need your support to make sure our future government understands why the arts are importantContinue reading “WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND CULTURE IN THE UK?”

at risk of being a groupie for Thinking Practice, great paper on ‘being plural’

There is little I can say about Mark Robinson’s latest blog, “We have come here today to be plural” other than you must read it if you wish to read a balanced and considered reflection upon the impact austerity is having on the arts. He uses some wonderful images as illustrations of how people canContinue reading “at risk of being a groupie for Thinking Practice, great paper on ‘being plural’”