Deduction

What is social history? Why is it important? How might people approach it differently? What is the role of the artist when it comes to working with social history?  Magpie or educator or both? I’ve been asking myself these questions over the past few months whilst I’ve been working on a uni project for Queen

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Location, Location, Location

I’m getting excited about going to Parson Cross in May to share the current results of Smizz and I’s RE:Advertise project. We spent a fabulous (if a little rainy) day out at SOAR Works on Knutton Road last week to meet with Ania. We both explored SOAR’s brilliant community enterprise centre and found out about

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IWM Sketchcrawl

  Had an excellent day today with Sheffield’s Sketchcrawlers at the Imperial War Museum, North. IWM is an amazing museum, tackling the realities of conflict since the 20th Century. The building was designed by Daniel Libeskind, based on a shattered globe re-worked together – a comment on how war changes everything. It was really inspirational

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Re-advertising RE:Advertise

Smizz and I will be taking our RE:Advertise project up to Knutton Park Studios on Saturday 19th May to take part in an event organised by participatory artist Ania Bas. If you’d like to take part in the project do come and join us! The idea is to see if people can take the words

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Making Sense Of It All

Infographics are cool….. As a geographer I’ve always had a passion for colourful diagrams that not only look good but tell you some interesting stuff about the world.  I’m not sure when the word ‘infographic’ first appeared (perhaps we need an infographic on that?) but many examples can be found – old and new.  Some

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Resident Blogger at CAKE

I’m truly excited to have been asked to be a resident artist blogger for CAKE, my intro post is now up and more to follow.  The position is part of CAKE’s QUEST programme which invites artists, designers, writers, explorers, geographers, architects, educators, public-workers, etc. who are interested in using visual language &/or collaboration as a form

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England is No Longer Alone

“England is no longer alone” so reads a warning statement in the 1895 book Cotton Spinning and Weaving by Herbert E. Walmsley.  The warning of the rise of competition. This was the age of steam, the industrial revolution, where workers became part of the machine.  Lancashire cotton was said to clothe the world.  Fast-forward to

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Infictions album art

Infictions album Maps of Revenge and Forgiveness is launched tomorrow.  Had a great time at the gig yesterday with friends/family/ fans of the band and the other 9 artists that contributed work to the album.  The piece pictured here is my contribution for the track Line Drawings. It was made both in response to the

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