Selfscapes

21 Feb 2018

I will be taking part in the first Selfscapes event in Dalby Forest on 22 February. The programme is exciting though I’m nervous about the pecha kucha presentation but glad not to be either first or last!

“Selfscapes refers to the relationship between self and its environment and is a new research cluster at York St John University. The aims of this research cluster is to investigate both the body and place as sites for interconnected experiences and how this might be mediated through a range of media.”

This is a great opportunity to build on my research into heterotopic spaces. (Image is of the Forest Studio and entry to King’s Wood in Challock, Kent, where I did a mini residency as part of the Woods to Where Else project).

Studio crit, Helen Frankenthaler ….

25 Jan 2014

With just over a month to go until the Wobudong exhibition in Manchester, I now need to start taking some decisions about how to install my work. Fortunately I am able to use the space above my studio and yesterday afternoon I got some really useful feedback as part of a Whistable Satellite crit. Now that the work has come away from the wall, so many possibilities have opened up as to where it can go. I am very excited.

In the evening went to the opening at Turner Contemporary of the new Helen Frankenthaler exhibition and had a brilliant time. The paintings were amazing. I loved the non-drippy, flowing thin paint on raw canvas, the way the oil seeped out through the canvas, the gorgeous colours and the empty spaces.