I was invited to feature on The Jack Jay Show on BBC Radio Norfolk to talk about the new Artist Educator Social Network I co-founded with Kaitlin Ferguson, and the upcoming Material Matters exhibition, as part of the collaborative #SayItWithStitchGY project. The Material Matters exhibition takes place from 19th to 23rd November at Skippings Gallery, King Street, Great Yarmouth. If you missed the live broadcast, you can catch up on our chat from around 1 hour in.
I’d recommend listening to the full 3 hour show, if you have the time, as you’ll hear about a community walking event with free cake in Great Yarmouth, Dean Parkin from The Grit talking about his work inspired by the lost Lowestoft fishing village, and more!
Artist Kaitlin Ferguson and I have been reflecting on our work as artist educators and have the beginnings of a new network for freelance practitioners. We’re hosting the first meet-up on Monday 4th November to establish what would be most beneficial for professionals in the field – whether this would be networking, speakers, sharing stories, creative collaborations or just space to catch-up.
If you are an Artist delivering workshops with communities, in schools, galleries, museums, or with groups of any age or arts discipline, you are welcome to join us.
The venue is Print to the People, 53-55 Pitt Street, Norwich, NR3 1DE. Read more…
I was very pleased to be invited onto the Sophie Little show on Friday 10th May to talk about my upcoming cyanotype workshops at Print to the People studios in Norwich. I brought along some examples of my cyanotype artwork and talked to Sophie about the process and heritage of the technique.
You can catch up with the interview from 46:00 minutes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p077fc4l
If you’re interested in trying out cyanotype for yourself, take a look at my current projects to book onto the latest workshop I’m running.
Over the summer holidays I’ll be delivering ‘Community Postcards’, a project developed in collaboration with Norfolk County Council’s Library Service, plus funding from Enjoy Great Yarmouth. The sessions are free and are hosted at Great Yarmouth Library throughout the summer holidays.
Plus, I’m on the look out for postcards from Great Yarmouth. If you have some which can be used to inspire children’s artwork and adults reminiscence sessions, please get in touch!
To find out more about ‘Community Postcards’, including session dates, take a look at the project page.
Cley 18, Cley Contemporary Art’s annual exhibition opens to the public today. My most recent work, created for Cley 18 in response to the exhibition brief, is on show at the education space at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes visitor centre.
The exhibition is open daily until 5th August and shows the work of 60+ Norfolk-based artists at St Margaret’s Church, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the beach in Cley, north Norfolk.
To find out more about the artwork I produced for the show, take a look at my project page.
I’ll be exhibiting my new Jellyfish journey cyanotypes and mini-banners from the #SayItWithStitchGY project at the Space of Waste exhibition at Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk from 24th April to 1st May. Plus, I’ll be running a mini-banner drop-in on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April, anytime from 10am-2pm for £3!
This spring, I’ll be running a charcoal sketching walk & draw session at Burgh Castle with a Broads Authority guide. The session on Friday 11th May at 10:30am-12:30pm, will creatively explore the Roman ruins and take inspiration from the surrounding landscape of Breydon Waters. The session is delivered as part of Waveney & Blyth Arts’ programme of workshops and ‘Water, Mills & Marshes: The Broads Landscape Partnership’ (Broads Authority). Plus, the walk will also be part of the Broads Outdoors Festival taking place from 28th April-13th May. If you’d like to find out more, read my project page or visit http://www.waveneyandblytharts.com for booking info
I can’t wait to take part in my first Makers Month in March! I’ll be running two textile arts workshops – a drop-in to create protest banners and a bookable workshop to create an applique patch about ‘YOU’! The free drop-in session on Tuesday 13th March takes inspiration from the Craftivism movement to take a gentle, accessible approach to protest. For the bookable session on Thursday 15th March, take inspiration from passions in your own life, to create a unique textile art patch. To find out more info, visit the Makers Month project page.
This winter, I’m working on new artwork for my upcoming solo exhibition at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes, North Norfolk. The exhibition will be open daily from 7th to 20th March 2018. Alongside my new work, there will be older works such as ‘Threads of Summer‘ and ‘Reclaimed by the Wild‘.
To follow the progress of my new work, take a look at my Instagram feed for updates.