Watermark exhibition presented by Meadow Arts – various venues

Watermark is an exhibition dedicated to those around the world who are affected by flooding, rising sea levels and loss of habitat.  From January to June 2023 Meadow Arts, in partnership with five Worcester organisations, will explore water and flooding through a multi-site exhibition across the city. Watermark will reveal how artists have responded toContinue reading “Watermark exhibition presented by Meadow Arts – various venues”

Studio Thinking Part 2 – looking from the past to the future

Studio Thinking part 2 – the 2nd November. Interesting reading the words that I wrote three days ago. It’s very cathartic to write like that, so I’m going to continue a little bit longer. I left off having talked about panoramic photos, videos and photography and told myself I would write more about printmaking andContinue reading “Studio Thinking Part 2 – looking from the past to the future”

Studio practice Part 1 – stop, reflect and review

I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction of my work and I need to stop, reflect and review. Last week I went to a friends house and saw my big drawing of Soudley Ponds, chalk on black paper, on her wall. It looked amazing. And I asked myself why I have stopped doing theseContinue reading “Studio practice Part 1 – stop, reflect and review”

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”

Pecking Order – a film & a text

Lights on lights off. Credit to Martin Creed – his work made an empty room into a place to inhabit and be aware of one’s own presence in the world. My thinking around lights on and lights off has not come from an indoor lightbulb moment, but rather a streetlight one. And its relationship withContinue reading “Pecking Order – a film & a text”

#floodsnearhome call to action – prospecting future flooding

#floodsnearhome call to action – prospecting future flooding Disclaimer: I’m an artist, not a scientist or activist. I rely on readily available online data and do my best to ensure the maps and information I share are from reliable sources. But no-one knows the facts because it is impossible to have them. Everything is inContinue reading “#floodsnearhome call to action – prospecting future flooding”

Walk Create Gallery #3 at Glasgow University

Walking Publics/Walking Arts  is  a  research project  funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council  exploring the potential of the arts to sustain, encourage and more equitably support walking during and recovering from a pandemic. A broad selection of artworks about walking and art during the pandemic. Plenty to delve into on a rainy day –Continue reading “Walk Create Gallery #3 at Glasgow University”

B-side Festival this weekend – hope you can make it!

This weekend the wonderful b-side a festival is on all weekend. Loads of brilliant work to see in one of my favourite landscapes. Sadly I can’t go – but if you do – can you send me some pics of my film being screened please? It is 12 Circular Walks, part of the Harvest selectionContinue reading “B-side Festival this weekend – hope you can make it!”

When You Call I Shall Come film – one year on

It is nearly a year since I filmed the footage of the Spring Bore at the start of the covid19 pandemic. There were no surfers, few other viewers. Just me and the Severn. It was very poignant, a privilege. Next week I shall film again, haunted by the memory of that unique moment in time.Continue reading “When You Call I Shall Come film – one year on”