Art for Wellbeing

The term therapeutic is an extraordinarily slippery one, conduct any internet search using the search terms ‘therapeutic’ and ‘arts education’, and you will be directed to sites relating to the field of Art Therapy. As an artist who has worked in adult community learning and local Mind charities for over ten years, I am always […]

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#walking

‘To my dear daughter’, a video created on smartphone at Stephen’s House & Gardens in January 2019, appeared in two conferences this summer; ‘Evolving the Forest’ at Dartington Hall in June, as part of their film programme, and ‘Inside Out’, autistic girls, identities and creativity, in July. The video was made whilst walking a series […]

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“I’m Pig!”

I was Mrs. Walking, pushchair and shopping, up & down Watling Avenue, no money, no education, just my walker’s head, tacit learning It is one thing to know you’re Mrs. Walking in your body, and another thing to know it in your head, I didn’t know I was Mrs. Walking-like-a-maniac, as if my life depended […]

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California Walkscapes, Exhibition Incline Gallery, San Francisco, Oct 5 – Nov 4 2018

Noe & 18th, aluminum light box 594 mm x 420 mm, with duratrans, California Walkscapes exhibition, Incline Gallery San Francisco. California Walkscapes, a group exhibition curated by Astrid Kaemmerling and supported by Shirin Makaremi, Incline Gallery. Inspired by Francesco Careri’s publication Walkscapes this exhibit asks what information can we unearth about the California landscape through the act […]

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(In)visible, exhibition Espacio Gallery, London

Still thinking still dreaming, an assemblage of found objects both natural and man-made, (In)visible exhibition, a group show curated by Amy Oliver & Jenni Bea, Espacio Gallery London, #WorldMentalHealthDay Oct 2018. In Freud’s publication The Interpretation of Dreams (English 1913), he states that “…dreaming is itself a form of thinking…” A slowness to think/dream develops […]

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Residency

To my dear daughter essay performance, Wednesday May 2nd 1.30 pm – 3 pm, Stephens House & Gardens, Drawing Room, 17 East End Road, East Finchley, London N3 3QE. Nearest tube East Finchley, map The formal closing of my residency with Home-Start Barnet features an essay performance entitled To my dear daughter. Home-Start Barnet, is […]

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