As a second part to the British Academy Rising Star "Exclusion, Marginalisation and Othering: How Can the Arts Respond?" on 10th March 2020, I facilitated a Creative Intervention on a day with esteemed speakers atSt. John’s Divinity, University of Cambridge
The Mural was commissioned to mark the Institute Of Criminology’s 60th Anniversary since it was established by Professor Radzinowicz in 1959. Following an Artist Residency in HMP Whitemoor last summer where I worked on murals in two areas.
A short film capturing the project can be found on the linked Wordpress page about the Mural.
The Heart featured in the branches, was made in Memory of Jack & Saskia, on the Friday marking Three months since their murders at London Bridge.
Inspired by the LearningTogether Alumni subject, created by Jack & Gareth:
… ‘Digital Technology in Prisons’, we explored… Transgression or Transformation? The Triumphs, or Treachery of Technology, Concepts Caught Creatively in Collage… The printing press was a technology of its time, reflecting on the points we discussed and opinions shared, works of art were created that illustrated our thinking in the current digital technological age. Reflecting on the disadvantages to individuals with little experience of technology re-entering a society bound by it.
2 days/week for 12 weeks plus additional days during Therapy Break, Sessions took place across F-Wing & D-Wing (c.100hrs)
"our first session concluded with a reflection on Alfred Wallis’ work: using Kettle’s Yard’s excellent learning resources, many found comfort in his seascapes, the soothing tones and thoughts of voyages to (not so) distant lands. In the session we made origami boats, which they decorated and named. We thought about where their boat might take them and for many, the destination was home."
I have worked on a variety of projects on behalf of the Frozen Ark Charity. From creating merchandise for the ESBB lecture to organising events in Cambridge including as part of the Science Festival and for Soapbox Saturday at Ackroyd & Harvey's exhibition in the David Attenborough building.
One of my most treasured activities whilst working at Kettle's Yard was to do the flowers, in both House and Gallery for Somewhere's 'Past, Present, Somewhere' exhibition and Ian Hamilton Finlay's 'Wild Flower' poem. I consider it a privilege to be asked to continue as a volunteer this activity, & also in the new cafe.
An exhibition of poetry and mixed media in the
The Leper Chapel, which is a fascinating building & well worth a visit... http://en.wikipedia.org/
An exhibition of works by myself & Roy Vickers.
The majority of my images where taken whilst in Portugal, a country which had appeared very arid and sandy until I visited it in February following the winter weather and rains, and it was clearly full of colour.
Roy’s in contrast were taken around Lincoln during the recent deluge of snow, giving an almost monochrome appearance to this beautiful city.