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Holding Movements 4 : The fields of production.

Currently I am continuing to use the small working farm where I live and work, and the immediate surrounding locale as a research site: exploring ways to merge life and activity on the farm more closely with my art practice. Texts by thinkers such as Emily Brady, Michel de Certeau, Julia Kristeva, Pierre Bordieu, & Yuriko Saito, scores by Kaprow & Cage, the poems of Norman MacCaig, my neighbours stories and my own memories are some of criss-crossing paths I am following through the fields.

St Michael's Way

Since 2013 I have been researching the
St Michael's Way footpath in Cornwall, a pilrgim path & the only long distance footpath in UK to be designated a European Cultural Rouite.
I curated a group exhibition which opened in London Apriil 2016 and then travelled to Cornwall, signalling the start of a programme of events & activity along the path over the summer months of 2016 and beyond.
Over the winter of 2017 I will be producing a 'companion' to the walk which will be lused as a guide for a pubic walk along the path in the spring of 2108. Date TBC.


Currently I am an associate of Roaming CIC based in Penzance, Cornwall, and producing short films with several of the Roamers. In mid November 2017 here will be a screening of 4 of these films during an exhibition of Roamers Work in Penzance.
More info nearer the time.

Look Again Festival, Aberdeen.

Seed Fund commission.
27 April - 1 May 2017


5-25 March 2017
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens Gallery

Newlyn Society of Artists group show.

Picture This

Penwith Gallery, Cornwall.
19.11.16 - 7.1.17

Picture this, a sky full of thunder
Picture this, my telephone number
One and one is what I'm telling you
Get a pocket computer
Try to do what you used to do yeah

Debbie Harry 1978.

Bringing together seven Cornwall-based artists working with found material across various artforms, this group exhibition, in the Penwith Gallery studio space, offers a sideways look at the multi-layered landscape we negotiate on a daily basis.

Sovay Berriman / Annie Bungeroth / Alison Corder / Janet McEwan / Caroline Pedler / Emma Saffy Wilson / Gillian Wylde

Skelf was installed at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. I also have work (including greeting cards!) in Artisan gallery shop at Tremenheere which re-opened on 28/1/17. t

Künstlerlnnenhaus Apostelhof, Vienna 23/24Sept 2016

invited by artist Anna Stangl to present work with her in her studio during the open studios weekend in the city.


Out There

Holding Movements II : Archiving the Farm.

Held at Cornish Studies Library,
Redruth, Cornwall.
This small collection of artifacts produced 2011-12, including a series of images on microfilm is now held at The Cornish Studies Library in Redruth, Cornwall, where it can be viewed by any member of the public, on request. MORE

Corwall Libraries Catalougue LINK

The Eternal Present.

Oldmeldrum Public Art Project. 
From 2nd DEC 2011
Sculpture - Oldmeldrum Town Square.
Photographs - Oldmeldrum Community Cafe.

In The Beginning
Tarland Millennium Sculpture.
Tarland, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


Reasons to Be Cheerful

Patchwork Quilt produced in 2007 with a group of women during an Arts for Health project : Arts in Primary care. More info +
The textile is currently on display in the waiting room area of The Stennack Surgery, St Ives, Cornwall

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