I’ve been Inside……

I have just come back from an extraordinary exhibition in Portsmouth by renouned street artist My Dog Sighs. The artist has spent the pandemic developing a whole world for his characters, especially his quiet little voices, who come to life, in many forms and have their own language and environment. The location for the exibitionContinue reading “I’ve been Inside……”

Not my body, not my mind

Imagine waking up one day and everything you thought you knew about yourself had changed. Going through the menopause recently was a frightening experience, nothing worked like it used to, my tastes changed, my mind changed, my body changed, everything was alien and to make things worse, I now also felt invisible to the widerContinue reading “Not my body, not my mind”

The History of Action Stations, Boathouse 6.

I thought it would be interesting to do some research into the history of the Grade II Listed building, currently called “Action Stations” at the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth where we are hosting our exhibition. The building was originally built between 1845 and 1848 and called Boathouse 6.   It was used for the building, repair andContinue reading “The History of Action Stations, Boathouse 6.”

Can mindfulness be communicated through art?

As I come close to the end of my MA Fine Art course, I am preparing to exhibit the pieces I have made in response to the proposal I wrote at the end of 2015.Over the course of 2016 I have read widely about mindfulness and mental illness and it began to influence the workContinue reading “Can mindfulness be communicated through art?”

The sound of liminality…..

Yesterday I did my presentation for the Research module on Subversion and Creativity.  I enjoyed it, and it was especially good to listen to some of the other students, especially the two talks on the same subject as me – we covered it so differently, the three went well together!Some of the younger students hadContinue reading “The sound of liminality…..”

Portsmouth Guildhall Exhibition – realisation

When I put in a proposal for a solo exhibition at Portsmouth Guildhall, although I was excited about my idea and had thought it out well, I had no comprehension of what would happen if I was selected.  Which I was :).Putting together my first solo exhibition, of eighteen monochrome street photographs (half of whichContinue reading “Portsmouth Guildhall Exhibition – realisation”

A picture paints a thousand words – or does it?

Take a look at the picture above, it’s a rowing boat on turquoise water.Do you like it any more if I tell you that it was once owned by a man who survived a shipwreck and he escaped certain death by rowing it to safety?Or that I took that picture in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard theContinue reading “A picture paints a thousand words – or does it?”