Practice Progression

Flaws: A Study

Following my residency at Joya in June, I have been thinking more and more about the starting points that help develop my practice, and the techniques that provide pathways forward in terms of my experimentation. I soon realised how although I am certainly not a painter, and I profess no outstanding talents concerning paint, acrylic… Continue reading Flaws: A Study

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Practice Progression

Patchwork Quilt: Collaborative Project

After coming across a new project by Midlands based artist Niamh Treacy, I was keen to find out more and potentially get involved. The project revolves around the production of patchwork quilt consisting of two sides: one representing the lows of suffering from mental health issues and one representing the freedom or relief that may come from… Continue reading Patchwork Quilt: Collaborative Project

Gallery/Exhibition Blogs

‘This Way Up’ Exhibition at Zuhouse, Liverpool

This Way Up was an innovative and thought-provoking exhibition which featured the drawings of Anna Houghton, Charlotte Southall, Ellie Hoskins, Jon Edgley, Luke George, Rory Larbalestier and Sian Cooper. The space was used in a very unusual way, where the walls and ceiling were covered in cardboard, with the drawings being mixed up and (what seemed… Continue reading ‘This Way Up’ Exhibition at Zuhouse, Liverpool

Practice Progression

Re-evaluating my Art Practice: Process

One thing that my Art Residency at Joya: Arte and Ecologia has taught me to do after only one week of being here, is to give myself time and space. Time away from the distractions of everyday life, and space to breathe- to reconnect with myself. Once I had these two elements, the core beliefs… Continue reading Re-evaluating my Art Practice: Process

Practice Progression

Creative Workshop at Stepping Stones (Part of the YMCA)

On 10th May 2017, I went to a residential home which temporarily houses people recently discharged from psychiatric hospitals, much like a halfway house before giving the residents support to find their own place to live after 6 months. I organised a workshop during Mental Health Awareness Week, where I did worked with people living… Continue reading Creative Workshop at Stepping Stones (Part of the YMCA)

Artist Blogs

Hedwig Houben: Five Possible Lectures on Six Possibilities for a Sculpture (2012)

I am really interested in Hedwig Houben's approach to performance, and the way she interacts with sculptures in the space. She experiments in a lot of her work with blurring the line between the process and the finished piece, and this has been an aspect present in my own practice which I have been experimenting… Continue reading Hedwig Houben: Five Possible Lectures on Six Possibilities for a Sculpture (2012)

Artist Talks

Artist Talk: Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey introduced his talk by saying “I’m having a crisis.” Although that must feel like torture for him, it actually comforted me in a strange way. To know that artists who have ‘made it’, still go through times in their career where their inspiration dries up, makes me realise that it’s ok to sometimes… Continue reading Artist Talk: Mark Leckey

Gallery/Exhibition Blogs

Charley Evans: A Play on Rope

A Play on Rope was an audacious experimental solo show by Charley Evans, a first year student studying Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University. The one-night-only pop-up show, situated at Zuhouse in central Liverpool, was an installation consisting of three television monitors showing experimental films, intertwined with bright orange rope and fragments of coal. The… Continue reading Charley Evans: A Play on Rope