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Last Tuesday – Grapple time

Last Tuesday – Grapple time

Last Tuesday night, Rose and I were lone rangers at Shopfront but nevertheless, we used the time productively. Our aim was to return to basics and really grapple with each element of the show to get at the heart of what we’re trying to say. For Rose, it was a great opportunity to get her […]


My work-in-progress showing

My work-in-progress showing

Reading Carly’s recent post, I was reminded of how simple blogging can be (if I don’t build the task up in my head!). As such, I thought I’d blatantly copy the format of her post to document my own showing, which I presented on Tuesday 30 July along with the other Civic Lifers. Thanks for […]


Rewind – Memory games with Mara

Rewind – Memory games with Mara

While last Tuesday (9 July) was more of a planning session, the Tuesday before (2 July) I invited my very talented friend Mara to play around on the piano. The link between memory and music is an intriguing one (check out the following article – http://www.livescience.com/5327-music-memory-connection-brain.html) and so I thought it would be worth getting […]


Kitchen playtime

Kitchen playtime

Last Tuesday night, my friend Rose joined me for some image-making in the kitchen at Shopfront. Lying on the floor with her eyes closed, I asked her to think about a room/space from her childhood where she felt most comfortable and herself. I then instructed her to project the image of that room (and what […]


Show and tell

Show and tell

Hey everyone! If last night’s Civic Life session (our second) is anything to go by, I think I’m going to enjoy the next 6 months. We started with “family dinner” in the front room – a mixture of zucchini slice, overly-spiced pumpkin, chocolate coated fruit and mind-blowing dips. Hopefully this will become a sacred tradition […]