creativity as solace during our first week of confinement


From NWFed: NWFEiD Event: Co-production in Practice When: Thursday 26th March, 10.30-16.30 Where: Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Ln, Salford – M5 3AN How Much: Free to NWFed Individual or Institutional Members Content: During this event you will hear from a number of North West organisation’s who have worked on co-curation projects of different scales and budgets. Each speaker […]

via NWFed Event – Co-production in Practice — Museum Development North West

I’m speaking at this event in a couple of weeks…

I subconsciously made my daughter’s costume based on an earlier piece of work commissioned by IWM North. Any chance to sew at the moment is very welcome! It sure is hard to juggle parenting, work, bills, health and opportunities to be creative.

img_20200201_133530Another Super Saturday at Gallery Oldham making works inspired by the current sound art exhibition ‘Sounds Like Her’.  I welcomed almost 50 participants to a two-hour drop-in session making spirograph collages. Dizzy!


All good wishes for a great year ahead x

This Super Saturday at Gallery Oldham, we had fun making paper snowflakes, inspired by the recent ‘paper’ exhibition.

This week at Eachstep Blackley dementia support group, I was working with song writer Matt Hill. Our theme was Bonfire Night. Participants remembered building wooden structures on the croft, stockpiling rockets in biscuit tins, poking the bonfire to release floating embers and rotting your teeth with toffee apples and treacle. Matt compiled their memories into a two verse poem.

We then used pastels, dripping paint (blown with straws) and coloured sand (to add texture) to make fantastic firework pictures. Another fun-filled day!