My summer studio is a shed on my allotment, where my inspiration comes from growing and the various people that pass by my door. I share the space with artists; painters, sculptors, photographers and with various groups who find, like me, that working in the outdoors gives you a better quality of life!
Current self funded, social engagement projects:
Visible Mending Exhibition, a project that tours an exhibition of stitched and altered postcards by post, sometimes to very small, intimate locations, sometimes large and public:
10 Poles Photography – allotment shed exhibition
‘The Blue Mill Project’ – I’m currently growing a patch of Lincolnshire heritage woad on my allotment, which is a blue dye plant. ‘The Blue Mill Project’ partnering Moulton Windmill and working in collaboration with Angela Daymond is a for Heritage Lottery project for 2015 (subject to funding), to research, share and develop current information on this important part of our agricultural history.
Art for older adults and those living with early stage dementia and their carers – I’m currently working with several groups:
Dementia Support South Lincs for my Arts Council funded project ‘Synergy Lincs’
‘Making for Memory’ funded by South Holland Ward Councillors
‘Memory Lane’ a 10 week programme of creative sessions for those living with dementia in partnership with Boston Mayflower, Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Big Local
I use my allotment space for arts in the outdoors. Recently I was asked to host ‘Forward Footing’ an Awards for All funded project by artists Carole Miles and Jo Dacombe.