Nothing IS immediate
The aim of this project by Tony Spencer and funded by an Arts Council England Project Grant is to explore and reimagine art as being sacred, functional and supportive of wellbeing. When I was invited to create new work as part of the project I set out to make artwork that was sacred and functional for me, supportive of my own wellbeing, using his geometric sculpture as a starting point. My wellbeing focused goal was to transform my relationship with the element of Fire and then use my artwork as an invitation for audiences to enter into their own dialogue with the elements.
Dialogues with Nature Network
An experimental non-hierarchical project that is creating a mutual learning environment for dialogues with nature and building an international community of artists, writers and professionals working in the arts or in nature (or both!). Together we are on an organic exploration of how to live in better balance through dialogue with the natural world, our own nature, and our creativity.
Laboratory of Dissent 2019
An arts symposium, followed by a CAS Associate Artist project residency culminating in a group show at Winchester Gallery. During the symposium I was invited to create a 10min manifesto. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly?) the two I came up with summarise the direction of my artistic explorations.
Paper-clips with Raven
In 2018 I self-published a book of poetry and film-stills to accompany the release of my first art film 'Wild Mother'. Both the book and film express and support the beginning surge toward recovery and improved wellbeing.
Exhibition Relational Beings Exploring Co-Connection, CAS June 2021
Commission Test Valley Tales, TVAF Feb-May 2021
Artist Showcase Dialogues of Air and Fire, zoom Mar 2021
Project Dialogues with Nature Network Launch June 2020
R&D Project Nothing Is Immediate Jan-Dec 2020
Exhibition Saturated Space, Sandham N.T. 11-29 March 2020
Project Laboratory of Dissent, Winchester Gallery November 2019
Exhibition Let Us Dissent spudWORKS September 2019
Poetry Book, Paper-clips with Raven self-published 2019
Group Exhibition, showing 'The Wild Mother' at IN THE ROUND (CAS) 2019
New Position CAS Engagement Manager, 3 years from 2018
Essay published in 'Dissent: A Creative Practice', 2018
Mentor for journey-women in Lisa Lister's SHE program 2017 - 2018
Grants for The Arts R&D Project Manger for CAS 2017
Speaker All About People Conference 2016
Mentor Ricoh Ignite program for Intrapreneurs 2016
Exhibition, Winchester Gallery Laboratory of Dissent, 2015
Project Manager, CAS Bureau of Exchange, 2015
Exhibition, Red Hot Press Printmaking Foundation 2014
Affiliation, CAS Associate Artist, joined 2013
Trustee, Test Valley Arts Foundation, 6 years from 2011