Inside collaborations

April 16, 2012

Next week, as part of the current exhibition at BLANKSPACE, I’ll be running a workshop with writer Annie Clarkson. See below for details.

Thursday 26 April
Free, 2-5pm
BLANKSPACE

Spend the afternoon responding to work and themes from the exhibition with poet Annie Clarkson and visual artist Gemma Lacey. Sharing with you experiences of their own working collaborations the artists will facilitate discussion, writing and making using some of their own creative play as starting points for creating new work. To book your place please email Nathalie.

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and paint, see pictures in squiggles and clouds is dead.

I think my mum probably taught me to draw too, but in my memory it is Nan who stands out. Hours spent at the kitchen table practising the pictures on the table mats, trying to instil in the 8 year old me the need for subtlety of line and a soft pencil.  Memory is a changeable beast, Nan’s was for the last 8 years or so, her stories of life repeated and slowly muddled over their telling.  I remember the screwed up balls of frustrated drawings that filled the waste paper bin, tucked away behind the armchair. I think they were the first clear sign I saw that something was changing. I’m not sure where she went, but I’ve been sending her occasional postcards to make her laugh, I hoped. The words on the back becoming simpler and larger. This one was next, I can hear her laughing now.

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August 10, 2011

I made a film to show this work when I was trying to figure out how to display the piece in the Womans Work exhibition at the Link Gallery in Winchester. In the end Linda Hasking was kind enough to make a shelf for the work, but now I have a film too!