Walk through caravan 

​​ This is a quick and a bit shaky clip of a walk through the caravan exhibit piece 

“Weesh thi wurr eer “

Walter Benjamin wrote “For every image of the past that is not recognised by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably”. History and its fragments stand as memories within the human mind, it is only when we confront fragments that memory is awakened, creating a surreal moment of connection with … Continue reading “Weesh thi wurr eer “

recent work

Final exhibition piece   My work and research within the cotton mills has taken me down a new route of investigation, and another language to add to my practice. The social class of the Lancashire people was vary varied, and very few had holidays even though the mills would close, may went on to work … Continue reading recent work

final BA exhibition research

Still, on the theme of the cotton mills and the working class women from them. My research has taken me to several places mainly in Manchester and smaller towns in Lancashire too. Quarry bank Mill a national trust property was really helpful in providing, me with lots of info and access to their archives of … Continue reading final BA exhibition research

Barge house exhibition film pieces explained

During my research of the Cotton Mills, I found out that the working women invented a common language so each other and not the hierarchy could understand them. This language was called Mee Mawing and was a form of lip reading and mouthing words with just long sounds and hand actions. This language is hard to find … Continue reading Barge house exhibition film pieces explained

Latest installation 

Mee Mawing (cotton Mill language) This work creates a juxtaposition of noise, interview and silent lip talking all fragments found in history relating to the traditional language invented in the Cotton Mills so the worker could talk above the machines and also so they could not be understood by the hierarchy.  ​​ Using film is … Continue reading Latest installation 

Latest work for show

This work was a challenge for me, to create a film and sound work here is a snippet of the work created from s language of the Lancashire Cotton mills  ​​

Cotton Mill research for degree show

Bread and dripping was a treat

Women, art & childbirth

For my last discussion about my work with my pieces, I didn’t realize how much of it keeps creeping back to women rights particularly for how we are told to conduct our body during childbirth and any reproduction problems. My lady garden piece seemed to be the building block for this work. A piece that explores … Continue reading Women, art & childbirth

Gallery visits

The latest shows seen this month and are defiantly worth a visit are Tate Britain with the Turner Prize and Paul Nash. Non of these shows are cheap £16.50 for Paul Nash and £12. for the Turner Prize, ( which kinda defeats the object of one of the exhibits) The official war paintings are among … Continue reading Gallery visits