It's been a while since I last had time/head space to blog...
Get Lost walk - 12th June 2017
in Barking as part of London Creativity & Wellbeing week 2017
1.30pm - 4.30pm £10 / £5 BOOK - http://bit.ly/GetLostWalkLCWW
Creating the news I want to read in 2017...
Alternative Arts Schools Unite
Invisible sea, from Hasting's pier
Invisible sea, facing into the English Channel from Hasting's beach
On the way to Hastings
"Nature held the fundamental truths I needed to start reconstructing a dismantled psyche damaged by all the transgressions a civilised world permits: violations of civil, humanitarian, and environmental rights. And the more I learned about nature, the more I learned about myself."
Tyler Dunning http://dark-mountain.net/blog/self-preservation-in-our-protected-places/
"It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators."
BASE CAMP was a chance to re-connect to the land of Embercombe, get out of my comfort zone and go to an event I'd never heard of before with a list of of talks, workshops and performances all run by artists, activists & writers with unfamiliar names. What a deeply refreshing, mellow yet powerful time floating within spaces of body work, watching swimmers, yurt mates, homemade cake & life shifting conversations...
I will be showing a new piece called I am definately going to make something of myself made out of found fisherman's netting from Borth Beach and collage of found materials since most of my studio materials are still packed away in boxes....
It's great to be back making with my hands again & preparing myself to be part of TOMA - The Other MA starting this September...
After over a year of regular Human Organising Project meetings The Festival of Human Organising will launch 16 - 18 June 2016
I will be running a Get Lost artist walk 17th June with the purpose of creatively uncovering some of Southwark's hidden corners, expose unseen places and spaces within more well trodding tourist routes & invite fellow walkers to re-connect with their creative, playful and curious sides.