The Weimar Poetry Film Award has partnered with the Poetry Festival of Singapore to showcase a selection of the finalists and winners from the competition, including my film 'Blue Flash Flash' which was awarded the Jury Special Mention.
This event is the culmination of a series of workshops held over recent weeks by Desperate Artwives. I was part of the third workshop last Saturday led by Katy Howe, and hosted by Platform 1 Gallery at Wandsworth Common Station. Really enjoyable and thoughtfully planned day.
I began the day thinking about control of space and objects in relation to family and the home. This came out later in a series of imaginary floorplans in which I stepped and invited others to step in. The floorplans will be recreated in a larger scale across the floor of the Gallery for the performances and activities that will be happening this Saturday.
Come and see! FREE to attend, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
Putting the final touches to my talk.
Sadly I wasn't able to make the trip down to Cornwall for the Newlyn Film Festival. I would have loved to have been able to hear Lucy English talk about her Book of Hours project as well as see some of the other films and talks. However, I am proud to say that Blue Flash Flash was screened in the Poetry Film category, and also the exciting news that I am about to become one of the filmmakers for the Book of Hours project which is nearing its completion date in October.
Really great day spent with Louise Anderson creating an installation at the Stanley Picker Gallery for International Women's Day (Wednesday 7th March).
The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting launched at the Festival of Quilts last week. I spent a fantastic two days alongside author Linda Seward in her gallery. And I also met the illustrator of the book, Tom Messenger, in person for the first time. The show was huge and very busy. We had lots of visitors to our gallery and I was very proud to have my piece from the book also hanging on display.
The Festival was an amazing culmination to a three-year project. The book was a very challenging piece of graphic design, but incredibly satisfying to see such a huge project through from beginning to end.
It was a great pleasure to work with Linda, and she was very generous to take on board my ideas and suggestions as the content developed from the initial outline onwards. In particular, I was pleased to have persuaded her to include some pages on 'School & Community Projects'. This looked at ways in which artists have used art quilt techniques within the community. As collaborative projects, with different age groups, as inspirational teachers or as art therapy.
... what a beautiful book and an amazing achievement ... I'm sure it will become a seminal resource for technical information – Sara Impey, Quilt Artist
... it’s gorgeous! It looks wonderfully comprehensive and well organized and I’m looking forward to reading it ... – Linda Beach, Quilt Artist
... beautiful layout throughout, fresh, flowing, ALIVE with beauty – Christine Laubin
As well as designing the book, I'm very proud to say that some of my work features in it too. This piece 'Lifepath: Time and emotion' will be on display in the Gallery at Festival of Quilts.
The book is available at Hive (which I have found often to be better than you-know-who, and helps support independent bookshops at the same time).