Sociopolitical Stories (2 new items)

This theme explores current news articles and uses colour to diffuse the encounter with difficult subjects. The issues I often find myself drawn to portray are about: injustice, sexism, racism, politics and child abuse. The process of considering a particular news article by painting an image of it brings an intimacy of care, concern and empathy for the subjects involved and helps me digest the issue more fully.

MA Degree Show at Gray's School of Art

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The MA Degree Show was a great experience in planning, selection, setting up, exhibiting and then taking down the work. It has been fulfilling and rewarding. Some pieces sold, and I graduated with honours, but more importantly the process helped me solidify my desire to continue in this field. The research for my dissertation was enriching and reached beyond the confines of my artistic practice, leading to new ideas and successive development. I have been granted an artists in residence at Gray's School of Art so I am going back…

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Sociopolitical Stories (5 new items)

This theme explores current news articles and uses colour to diffuse the encounter with difficult subjects. The issues I often find myself drawn to portray are about: injustice, sexism, racism, politics and child abuse. The process of considering a particular news article by painting an image of it brings an intimacy of care, concern and empathy for the subjects involved and helps me digest the issue more fully.

Sociopolitical Stories

This theme explores current news articles and uses colour to diffuse the encounter with difficult subjects. The issues I often find myself drawn to portray are about: injustice, sexism, racism, politics and child abuse. The process of considering a particular news article by painting an image of it brings an intimacy of care, concern and empathy for the subjects involved and helps me digest the issue more fully.

Everybody is an Artist

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In the seminar series this year I found the lectures on socially engaged art to be the most inspiring. Claire Hamilton’s lecture on Place Making and a Socially Engaged City was particularly poignant for it contextualised my multifaceted creative web of studio practice and socially engaged community work. It explored place, the importance of community, educational reform and the role of the artist. She mentioned Joseph Beuys' famous quote, “Everybody is an artist,” meaning that each person has a multitude of pathways for their ar…

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December Exhibition

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The December Masters Student Exhibition at Gray's went well. It was interesting to learn how to frame my work with floating images. There was a lot of preparation for this piece of 12 images and I feel that it came together well. I hope that each image was given enough space for observers to get to know the political and social issues they portray. It is difficult to see in the images above, but each image arises from news articles found online or in newspapers. T…

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my recent Arts & Crafts

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When I have a photo shoot at Gray's I see my work in a different way, lighter and clearer. Last week I had another chance to get some work photographed and I had a little tutorial session about how to photograph my work at home as well. Here are some of my recent works in oil and textiles:

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Masters Presentation

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Yesterday was the first time I've presented a slide show about my work. It was only 7 minutes, so I couldn't really fit all that much in, just a re-cap of what I've done over the first year of my MA. It was great to hear all 19 other students present their work, it made me feel like part of something larger and diverse. What I came away thinking was, we are all drawn to making art in our own way, everyone just needs to create and they'll find their way. The important thing is how to help others make without judgement or criticis…

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MA degree Show 2018

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My work is largely connected and interwoven in the pursuit for creativity, through my studio practice this year, in exploring colour first, then line and eventually form and in my research into process-oriented methodology.I began my MA by contemplating why I was drawn…

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