Happy New Year !

2013 is beginning to look like an exciting year with many interesting opportunities arising. Alot of careful timetabling is happening trying to fit it all in ! I am continuing to work on  commission with Willis Newson creating international knitted  birds, tree hat stands and fabric books for dementia residents at Saffron Gardens Home in Bristol. It is exciting to be working alongside artist Eamon O Kane  who is creating interactive works. It has been both interesting and challenging to create tactile works on the theme of 'home' for multicultural residents at Saffron Gardens

I have just returned from Skye and look forward to working on a project titled spin cycle skye later in the year. In a multi-disciplinary project looking at visual culture, performance, music and crafts, in collaboration with  Atlas I will be  exploring the theme of spin, revolution and all things that revolve and turn. The project will encompass workshops, work-in-progress presentations, community events and exhibitions of new work across all art forms. You can follow the Spincycle-Skye blog here. 

I return to the isle of Mull soon to continue my research into 'incomers' to the island and to develop new works. Each piece being created for individuals on the island in exchange for their stories . I will have a solo exhibition in July / August 2012 at An Tobar.  

I am also working with singer and illustrator Hanna Tuulikki creating costume/ installation  in Away with the Birds .