Update from UNIDEE

Image. Vetch Veg is a community Vegetable garden created in collaboration between residents of the Sandfields in Swansea and the artist Owen Griffiths. Together they created an urban utopia in the centre of the city on the historic ground of the Vetch football field. Over the past three weeks I’ve been a participant on the spring/summer 2021 UNIDEEContinue reading “Update from UNIDEE”

It matters what stories tell stories, it matters what thoughts think thoughts, it matters what worlds, world worlds

I’ve returned to Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble with a new set of ideas underpinning how I hear and understanding what she’s saying – thanks to the Haumea short course. And because of my blackboards I’m stretching and reaching with my body and my mind together. I might have hit on the perfect combination!?

Haumea in chalk

Cathy Fitzgerald and Nicos Patedakis offer an enormous wealth of experience and content on the online Haumea course – Eco-literacy for Creatives and Art Professionals. I’m a week from finishing the six modules and will, thank goodness, have access to the module content over the coming months. I highly recommend this excellent course to anyoneContinue reading “Haumea in chalk”

People’s Land Trust (PLoT) to participate on the UNIDEE Residency: Groundwork for Embedded Arts Practice.

PLoT is announced as one of the selected participants on the UNIDEE Residency spring/summer 2021: Groundwork for Embedded Arts Practice. Its been a really busy time and we’ve just been given notice that the Peoples Land Trust PLoT has been invited to participate in this excellent residency. Over the course of ten weeks participants will benefit from perspectives,Continue reading “People’s Land Trust (PLoT) to participate on the UNIDEE Residency: Groundwork for Embedded Arts Practice.”

CONJUNCTION to participate on the UNIDEE Residency: Groundwork for Embedded Arts Practice.

CONJUNCTION is announced as one of the selected participants on the UNIDEE Residency spring/summer 2021: Groundwork for Embedded Arts Practice. And I’m delighted to be one of the two collective members representing CONJUNCTION. IIiyana Nedkova and I are participating together in this residency bringing back the resources, critique and conversation to the collective. UNIDEE – University of Ideas is theContinue reading “CONJUNCTION to participate on the UNIDEE Residency: Groundwork for Embedded Arts Practice.”

Landscapes of Daring Political Dreams A Masterclass series with Jeanne van Heeswijk and Phoebe Bahman

Featured Image – Deep Mapping Boreen by PLoT 2021 Starting last Monday I’m lucky enough to be a participant on the current Masterclass hosted by the Fire Station Art Studios and Create, the national development agency for collaborative art. The Masterclass is online over three 2.5hr sessions. One of the tiny advantages of COVID 19Continue reading “Landscapes of Daring Political Dreams A Masterclass series with Jeanne van Heeswijk and Phoebe Bahman”

PlacemakingX Advocate

Delighted to have been made a PlacemakingX Advocate. PlacemakingX are ‘a collective-impact network of placemaking thought leaders, public space activists, regional network leaders, and professionals from all over the world. We have diverse experiences and backgrounds but share a common purpose.’  The #placemaking movement is demonstrating how to turn the shaping of cities upside-down toContinue reading “PlacemakingX Advocate”

Joining Cathy Fitzgerald as a participant on her HAUMEA short online course.

Eco-literacy for creatives Excited to participate in next HAUMEA short course on eco-literacy for creatives run by Dr. Cathy Fitzgerald and Dr. Nikos Patedakis. Cathy is an artist and scientist who has developed a guiding theory-method framework to improve understanding of the value and potential of long-term eco-social art practices that are embedded in communities.Continue reading “Joining Cathy Fitzgerald as a participant on her HAUMEA short online course.”

National Sculpture Factory Cork, Ireland

I’m the new Board Member, and proud to be given an opportunity to contribute to the national cultural landscape. I’m honoured to invited to be one of the newest Board Members of the National Sculpture Factory. The National Sculpture Factory (NSF) is an Irish arts organisation which provides and promotes a supportive and enabling environmentContinue reading “National Sculpture Factory Cork, Ireland”

CONJUNCTION Public Art Curatorial Collective

Announcing a new collective. CONJUNCTION – a globally dispersed collective of 25 mid-career and established curators, artists, designers, educators, and public arts practitioners who first met in January 2020 while attending the year-long professional development course Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Public Art at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The ‘naming ceremony’ of our collective coincidedContinue reading “CONJUNCTION Public Art Curatorial Collective”

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