A wonderful opportunity this year to translate another layer of experience in lockdown and to further my interest in miniature artworks I was delighted to be included in this huge collaborative exhibition at Clayhill Arts with the Correspondence Collective led by artist Amanda Lynch. www.correspondencecollective.com
Developing on from last years' work with SAW the Somerset Reacquainted exhibition has gone on tour with new work from artists across Somerset. A collaborative book has been created with 50 artists pages of original art work and I'm really happy to have my squares in there too.
Yeovil Mini Creatives
I was delighted to contribute a 'treasure' map making activity for this lovely booklet for the Yeovil Mini Creatives, alongside three other artist mums with the most wonderful ideas. We all filmed an accompanying video which you can watch on this link as well as download the booklet. Welcome to Yeovil Mini Creatives! – Yeovil Art Space
An intergenerational community art project led by Natasha Rand, starting with a moving and engaging podcast, recorded with elders from a Somerset Care home and in Yeovil, which then spread out to several projects involving all ages in the community. As a Yeovil Creative I was lucky enough to be involved in an open call to respond to the project and the subject of Resilience and this resulting painting will be exhibited and then given to the care home that participated with the original interviews. Click here to find out more Together We Are Stronger – Yeovil Art Space
Despite being at home for such long periods of time this year I have still managed to get involved in some really interesting projects, proving that a good mix of social media as well as real life stuff makes for some great opportunities. I am grateful for the connections made and learning opportunities through all of them.
This year I was awarded with Creative Pathways Bursary which is sponsoring an ongoing development of my work this year and showing of my work in the Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 2020.
Somerset Art Works
Yeovil CreativesTravelling Artwork. Initiated by Yeovil Creative Jo Martin this is a collaborative project passed around the network this summer, providing inspiration and connectivity.
Apart Together. Our annual exhibition chosen this year to respond to Solidarity and Kindness.
Studio Loves Rock
The Heart of It. Love the Tatoos, Love the Art, great initiative set up in Lancaster, where over 70 ceramic hearts have been made and sent out to artists participating from all over the world.
Community Sketchbooks, with a passion for my sketchbooks and a love of looking at others this is a really exciting project to be a part of.
Part of my usual day job would have been supporting wellbeing art groups funded by the Community Lottery Art for Memory and Art for Parents. Of course these groups were disbanded with lockdown and we created a unit of weekly projects for our participants to do at home. We sent out packs of materials and newsy letters and I can't wait to be reunited to share our work.