Another North Somerset Arts week show at home, this one in 2005, celebrating the colourful exuberance of growing things – mostly flowers in bloom but also the creatures that visit or eat them. The title allowed the inclusion of fruits that display that wonderful velvety covering also known as bloom – there are lots more in this flickr album
I was invited to work with Cotham school where a project had been devised to create a portrait of the school and its activities through photography and poetry. English students worked with visiting writer Fiona Hamilton to create poems and I worked with photography students to Continue reading →
This is a sequel to the first post about the The Woods project – ‘The Woods – a Year and a Day‘. It’s a sad story but with a richly rewarding outcome. It’s told here through the pages of a photo book that hasn’t yet got as far as a finished, physical object… Continue reading →
In 2002 the Woods project began one of several stages of evolution when part of the original exhibition provided the basis for a collaborative research project with HP Labs in Bristol. This was to explore how computer technologies could be applied to deliver different, and augmented forms of experience for users that could be applied within, for example, museum settings.
I was invited to work with the team at HP labs along with musician Armin Elsaesser to Continue reading →
This is the largest project I’ve ever done and one that still has a life. There’ll be further posts on other aspects of this project and on recent developments, but this is a record of the process that began with a commitment, to myself, to photograph a particular woodland that hugs the banks of 2 streams near my home, over the course of a year, from 1st January 1999 but eventually included 1st January 2000, hence the title.
The exhibition of The Woods – a Year and a Day, at Ashton Court Visitor Centre, Bristol 2001
Dreamhouse was a project and exhibition with Ship of Fools – an artists’ group I belonged to during the mid 1990s that was very important for me in terms of developing ideas and creative confidence. This show was a digital exploration of some ancient themes and stories with a contemporary interpretation, on the way to becoming a game…
I created an installation for the show called Eurydice & Orpheus using printed and projected still images, video, a surveillance camera, a periscope, mirrors and a laser serpent.
For several years in the early 1990s I was a member of the Bristol Women’s photography group which developed out of a course run at Watershed in 1987 called Women’s Exhibition Photography run by Nancy Honey.
This course gave me the opportunity to explore a completely new direction in what I was doing with photography and resulted in a group exhibition with the other participants at Continue reading →