Voodoo Doll Girl

Artist Interview, Review

The Collaboration of Art and Academia: Learning and Communicating Through Art

Art and academia; two worlds often seen as occupying separate realms. Of course there is the study of art, Art History, but what about the contemporary practice? More importantly, how can contemporary art practice be used in conjunction with academic research to disseminate ideas? This was a question at the heart of an initiative run by King’s College, London. As an academic and artist myself, this was a fascinating prospect. In the academic world there is always an emphasis on  ...

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What's On

Arts, Events, and Exhibitions – August 2017

Here is my pick of arts, events, and exhibitions happening this month. I would love to hear your own suggestions in the comments. Clay Together 5th August, BCB, Stoke-on-Trent Get in and book your place for this fabulous looking workshop with ceramic artist Tasmin Williams. With the British Ceramics Biennial fast approaching, this event is designed to help shape the aspects of the festival. You are invited to take part and use clay to build whatever you like – your only limit is your  ...

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My Work

My First Quilt – Festival of Quilts 2017

As I type this I have no feeling in the tip of my left middle finger. I have decided to dub it ‘quilter’s finger’. It is the result of furiously stitching to finish my first quilt. As you may have already read (here), after years of visiting the Festival of Quilts at the Birmingham NEC with my aunts and pledging to have our projects finished for next year, this year I have finally gotten it together to enter. That does not, however, mean that my quilt is finished …  ...

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Review

Book Review: Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit

Do you sometimes struggle to get into a creative groove? Twyla Tharp’s thoughtful and considered approach to her own practice is presented here in a way that makes it accessible and valuable for any creative endeavours. Here’s my review of The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life. [This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click through and buy the product I will receive a small amount in return at no extra expense to yourself. All opinions, however,  ...

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