It has been a year since I left to live in Australia. What an amazing experience it has been, and continues to be. Working at the MCA is endlessly interesting, challenging and above all, agile, collegiate and exciting.
I am planning to begin another 52 series on this website and other social media, looking at […]
Last week I took part in the Awkward Bastards symposium around diversity, organised by DASH and held at mac in Birmingham. I was to speak, along with three other artists, about this question ‘why is it so difficult to define yourself as a disabled artist?’. It was a fantastic day, so much covered – […]
I visited the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne- NGV – for the first time, and had a great time there. And that was because I saw some really interesting artwork, most of it acting as an invitation to join in, to interact in some way. Relational aesthetics has been around for a while […]
Chuck Close in Sydney is an obvious crowd pleaser, and for that reason I debated whether to visit it. His work is so familiar and unswerving, with his images of ‘heads’ – he is not keen on calling them portraits – being the way he has made artwork since the 1960s. What swung it […]
Well, it’s been another really busy year work-wise; stimulating, exhausting (all that driving), and a real buzz. There’s been a breath of work across the UK, but I have to thank Bristol Museum &Art Gallery and Mead Gallery, University of Warwick for trusting me to deliver teachers resources, talks and training for them. And […]
Last week I spent an afternoon and evening in Folkestone; to have a meeting with Folkestone Triennial / The Creative Foundation to discuss the training I am going to deliver for their ‘hosts’ later on in August. This third Triennial opens on Saturday 30 August through to the […]
I have spent this morning preparing to facilitate a discussion around the film Camille Claudel 1915. This is an informal event that takes place at Chapter in Cardiff, after a particular film linked to art, and is a great way for people from anywhere to come together to have a […]
An update on what lightsgoingon has been doing the last four months…
Creating a series of short films that will act as a resource about contemporary art. Haven’t a clue what I am doing, but am working with the wonderful film maker Paul Gilbert; and have had access to the great museums and […]
So, I’ve been puzzling over why I stopped delivering on the 52 photography project – the last post being back in February – four months ago! I have been busy, but possibly there is something else going on.
I set up lightsgoingon three years ago, and as part of creating a strategy to deliver via […]
On Saturday 29 March, I spent the day at RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) in Exeter, training fifteen students from the University of Exeter, looking at ‘what is contemporary art?’, ‘who are Gilbert and George’; and looking at working with visitors to enhance their experience and enjoyment of the exhibition. This is an selection of […]
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5252 was a project I set myself; throughout 2013 and 2014, I sent out, via social media and my website, info and an image of a photographer of my choice. I did this to highlight and explore the range of photography that speaks to me, and I say why within each post.