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READING LIST
April 2017
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READING LIST
April 2017
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READING LIST
March 2017
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RESEARCH PROJECT
March 2017
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‘The Temporary Research Centre for Stories, Myths, Tales and Fables’ third edition has been invited by @bosse_and_baum to accomany the exhibition by Candida Powell Williams.

Saturday 11 March, 1-5pm.

Visitors to the research centre are invited to explore the work of Candida Powell Williams and use the objects on display as stimulus to remember stories they may have heard in the past; or maybe to make up new tales as they go. 

If you would like to participate please email [email protected]

READING LIST
March 2017
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COLLABORATION
February 2017
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Cley Contemporary
July 2017.

A collaborative costumed performance work with Rob Bellman, which will take place in the marshes of Cley,
North Norfolk. 

 

READING LIST
January 2017
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READING LIST
December 2016
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UPCOMING PERFORMANCE
July 2016
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LIVE ART IN WYNDMONHAM
NORFOLK. 
27th AUGUST
Curated by Chinasa Ezugha
with;
Jasmine Loveys
Charlie Barlow
Weeks and Wilford
Nicky Deeley
Sheaf and Barley

'WYSING POLYPHONIC'
July 2016
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‘The Temporary Research Centre for Stories, Myth and Fables”
Will be representing OUTPOST gallery at the upcoming Wysing Polyphonic Music Festival at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge on 2nd July. 

Exploring the nature and themes of stories and how they are remembered, told, and passed on. Festival goers are invited to join the artists in their research hub and, with the help of props and toys, regale their own stories and anecdotes of folklore and mystery. Each story will be gathered into the artists growing research collection. With Mark Scott Wood.

 

RESEARCH
JUNE 2016
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‘Folk Horror Revival Field Studies’. 
Wyrd Harvest Press. 

PRINT EDITIONS
June 2016
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Print editions made with First Site Associates x 150
Ten pieces from each artist. 

AGE
June 2016
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(thinking about)

The

Age of Man.

Age of Fishes. 

Age of Invertebrates. 

-Ernst Haeckel.

'PROCESSION'
May 2016
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‘PROCESSION’
Collaborative performance work made with musicians
Taz Stephenson and
Mike Page. 

A procession of volunteers walking with banners or playing brass or percussion.
Led through Norwich city centre by bandleader Taz, ‘Procession’ culminated in an experimental synth performance by Mike Page. 

Commissioned by Outpost Gallery as part of group exhibition
‘The Community’, curated by Marta Berjermo.

NEW ANIMAL CRUSH
May 2016
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Horse Shoe Crab.

NEW WORK
April 2016
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Banner from a new series of fabric based works. 
Dye, pigment, thread on fabric. 

RESEARCH WEEKEND
March 2016
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‘The Temporary Research Centre for Stories, Myth and Fables”

16- 17 April, Barbican Arts Trust BlackHorse Road Studios, London. 
With Mark Scott Wood.

A weekend experimenting with new way of researching folklore by constructing an environment for the public to tell us stories.

Among the rich material we gathered were stories of mistaken owl identities, things that teenagers leave in forests, encounters with the Beast of Bodmin, south Devon lucky architectural features, cats in walls, haunted lakes, death in the rearview mirror, headless horsemen, frenzied highwaymen, The Lady from The Big House, the differences between witches and wizards and the BOO HAG. 

ARTIST RETREAT
March 2016
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Four day artist retreat to Hunstanton Lighthouse, in North Norfolk with the First Site Associates. 

RESIDENCY
November 2015
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22 – 28 February 2016. 
Associates week long residency, encompassing the whole building of First Site as a work/performance space. 

WRITING WORKSHOP
February 2016
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Two day artist writing course and editing workshop with Ackerman and Daly and First Site Associates. 

RESEARCH TRIP
November 2015
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First Site Associates travelled to visit the Venice Biennale. 

ASSOCIATE DISCUSSION
September 2015
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First Site Associates met with artist Katrina Palmer, who spoke about her practice, and together we discussed ideas around performance, the writing process, editing, sound, and construction and layering of narratives which mix the imagination with historical fact. (image:ArtAngel)

RESEARCH TRIP
September 2015
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First Site Associates travelled to Bristol to visit Spike Island gallery and studios.

'INCUNABULA'
August 2015
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INCUNABULA

 

25 Contemporary artists respond to Norwich Cathedral’s Historic Library

 

Opening 25th August, 6.30-8pm

 

Exhibition 26th August – 6th September

Incunabula is a wonderfully rich exhibition in the Historic Library at Norwich Cathedral. In the long medieval room in the cloisters, which will continue to function as a place of study throughout the exhibition, twenty-five artists have responded to an open call with new site-specific work and existing objects. A huge range sculpture, video, sound, performance, painting and text, will occupy the bays, shelves, tables and chairs of the library with an exciting response to medievalism, contemplation, narrative, feminism and magic.

The library will also display books from its collection such as the Norwich Doomsday (a beautiful medieval illuminated manuscript) several ‘incunabula’ (early printed texts, including the Nuremberg Chronicle – a lavishly illustrated history of the world) and a 1549 copy of Tyndale’s New Testament. Norwich as a city has a long history of a love of books and words. It was the home of the first known woman to write a book in the English language (Julian of Norwich in 1395) when she wrote down a series of mystical visions. The first poem in blank verse was written here by Henry Howard, in the 16th Century. The first provincial library was also built here in 1608, and the first newspaper printed in 1701, and it was also the first city to implement the Public Library Act of 1850.

There will be a roundtable discussion in conjunction with the exhibition on 26th August at 2pm, titled ‘Representing the past for a political now: medievalism, narrative, and dissatisfaction with the future’. All are welcome to attend and we welcome further submissions for five-minute presentations in any format.

Incunabula has been curated by Christopher Minchin (Norwich Cathedral Artist in Residence) with Gudrun Warren (Norwich Cathedral Librarian and Curator).

READING LIST
August 2015
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‘Dreamtime’ by John Moriarty. 
(Lilliput Press, Ireland). 

ASSOCIATE MEETING
August 2015
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Associates meeting on a sunny Saturday at TAP gallery in Southend.

READING LIST
July 2015
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‘Solution 9, The Great Pyramid’ 
Ingo Niermann and Jens Thiel (Eds).
Stenberg Press.

- What if we designed a gigantic pyramid in Eastern Germany filled with the cremated ashes of every human? 
(thegreatpyramid.de)

"INCULABULA"
July 2015
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Am super pleased to be selected for
‘Inculabula’
A group exhibition curated by artist in resident Christopher Minchin, and artists Anna Brass and Alida Sayer.

Anna Brass
Sarah Caputo
Nicky Deeley
Paul Fenner
Anna Flemming
Freya Gabie
Charlie Godet-Thomas
Grimes and Jones
Donna Han
Marion Johns
Matthew Kay
Beatrice Lozza
Christopher Minchin
Charlotte Morrison
Claire Poulter
Francisca Prieto
Alida Sayer
Mark Scott-Wood
James Snelling
Brenda Unwin
Nicole Vinokur
Philip Walmesly
Isobel Wohl
Jonathan Wright

Norwich Cathedral.
Friday 28th-Monday 31st August

RESEARCH TRIP
July 2015
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Solo research trip funded by the First Site Associates Program,  to Dublin, Ireland to visit ArtBox Gallery, where I will be showing in 2016, and also to visit the anthropocene based show, ‘The Riddle of the Burial Grounds’ curated by Tessa Giblin at the Project Arts Centre, draw at the National History Museum ( nicknamed the DEAD ZOO locally), and also visit the Douglas Hyde Gallery. 

READING LIST
July 2015
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The wonderful wonderful Margaret Atwood, and ‘In Other Worlds- essays 
on science fiction and the human imagination’.

Atwood has always challenged the use of the term science fiction and tends to use ‘speculative futures’ instead, as her writing is rooted in robust, existing scientific and cultural research. 

ASSOCIATES- research
July 2015
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Associates group research; 
we are working through the wonderful text ‘End Matter’ by Katrina Palmer, made in association with Art Angel and BBC Radio4, and are looking forward to a discussion/ workshop with Katrina later this year. 

ASSOCIATES- research
July 2015
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As a participant in the First Site Associates program for 2015/2106, we attend selected events which influence our research and our practice.
We attended the  ‘FOLDS IN TIME’ conference at The Freud Museum, in which speakers reflected on imagination and the uncanny. 
The speakers included;
Patricia Allmer
Rachel Anderson (Artangel) 
Brass Art
Rebecca Fortnum
Pavel Pyś
Alison Rowley
Lindsay Seers
Daniel Silver
Saskia Olde Wolbers
Rachel Withers.

 

READING LIST
June 2015
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Research Reading; ‘Ritual’,  David Pinner, (1967).

MORE NEW DRAWINGS
June 2015
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READING LIST
May 2015
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Research Reading: ‘The Midwitch Cuckoos’, John Wyndham (1957).

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE- FIRST SITE
May 2015
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I have been selected as a 2015/2016 Associate Artist for First Site Gallery in Colchester. A year long research and bursary travel program for 7 artists based in the East of England and throughout the year includes.

-Regular meetings with invited speakers and debate focused on current practice
-Professional development seminars
-Individual research bursaries to further an aspect of their practice
-A residency at Firstsite
-A group retreat
-Public-facing outcomes (events/ publications etc.)
-Research trips (national and international)
-Peer to peer activities in collaboration with Firstsite’s Associate Makers and Learning Associates.

Alongside; 

Lisa Wilkens, Cambridge
Cinzia Cremona, Colchester
James Stradner, Bury St Edmunds
Amy McKenny, Southend
Nastassja Simensky, Southend 

READING LIST
May 2015
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Research Reading; 
‘The Mind in the Cave, Consciousness and the Origins of Art’,
David Lewis- Williams, (2002).

NEW DRAWINGS
May 2015
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A taster of a new drawing series;
“The Battle Ready Soldiers”

all A1, watercolour and pencil on paper. 

 

READING LIST
December 2014
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Research Reading; ‘Kanaval, Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’, Leah Gordon. (2010).

TV BROADCAST
December 2014
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ANLAR TV- an Irish TV channel screened my ‘Lismore’ film over the Christmas 2014 period, as part of its festive programming. 

Dublin exhibition.
November 2014
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I have been invited by curator Hilary Murray to be part of the the program for ‘ArtBox’, a new Dublin based gallery

It will be a show which follows the theme of the March exhibition Dead Zoo, which investigates the human attraction to ‘becoming’ animal, and scheduled for May 2016.