Flight | 2016 | graphite on paper


Flight    2016   graphite on paper  w 220  x   h 180




Flight (details)





Really pleased to have the drawing ‘The Summons’ in the latest edition of Zetesis.  A journal Published by the Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR) based at Margaret Street, Birmingham School of Art.20150914_143704

Beautiful photos and design by Lee Hewett – opening up a new stage for this drawing – elegantly exposing the drawn out movement of graphite.


Pulpa – Group Show – R K Burt Gallery, 61 Union Street, London


Pulpa Group Exhib - R K Burt Gallery

‘Cure’ alongside Hannah Honeywill’s ‘Exquisite Corpse in 12 parts’


Exhibiting in a group show – Pulpa – works on paper at the

R K Burt Gallery, 61 Union Street, London – 26th Nov – 4th Dec 2014

Artists from Birmingham and the surrounding –

connected by short or long threads to BiAD/BCU

Group show - website - http://pulpa.weebly.com

Group show – website – http://pulpa.weebly.com

Showing three pieces – ‘Cure’,Steal’ and  ‘Teller’ three paper objects.

  This drawing has been shown before as ‘The Summons’.

'Cure'      graphite on paper

graphite on paper

Great to be in a group show – amazing to be in London – a beautiful building – supportive and engaged artists.

'Teller' paper and graphite

‘Teller’ paper and graphite


‘Drawn lines , blend and develop to embed thought, question and voice,

while paper evokes a suggestion of skin, fabric and script’.

'Steal' and 'Teller'  paper and graphite

‘Steal’ and ‘Teller’
paper and graphite

‘The manipulated surfaces and structures of the materials expose

curious relations of beauty and injury, poise and collapse, central to research’

'Steal'  paper and graphite

paper and graphite


These sculptural objects, balance on themes of the exposed silent story.

Titles work suggestively to create a tableau for space and movement within the exhibiting space.’

MA – Final Exhibition – complete

MA Exhibition – 2014 – BIAD – Margaret Street – Sept 5th – 12th

Glimpses of final exhibition work…. drawing, paper, sculpture…

Dispersed through these images are excerpts from a spoken word film – ‘Stitch-paper-paper’ –

It will play in the lecture theatre for the duration of the exhibition.

Turning a corner – I’m watching a girl ‘

'Stealth' 2014, paper, pencil, polish

‘Stealth’ 2014, paper, pencil, polish

‘she breathes in the echo of their voices singing – 

stand up – gather up

bound by the sounding of blood – the song of the stitch begins’


‘Stealth’ detail


slip to the water – a long dive down – and look for the whale –

hold her gaze – your breath clic’

'The Teller' 2014

‘The Teller’ 2014

I throw my questions to the wind – it answers – you are good ‘


‘The Summons’ (detail) 2014 graphite, paper

‘she listens at the cupboard door – it answers back – 

‘ you are always more powerful than yourself’… have Mercy…

The Summons (detail) 2014 graphite, paper

The Summons (detail) 2014 graphite, paper

‘and with an effortless spacing of grace

the line bears the witness

roots itself in the sky….’

stitch – paper – stitch: draw – sharpen – draw

slowly she melts into view….

MA – developing – final – exhibition



Transfering work to the studio at Margaret Street…. making work in the space…. finding a way through from the quiet and embedding of the domestic into the elegance,   space and air of the studio – attic – elegant arches – glass ceilings – purpose built  – ‘art power’

Coming into new relationship with the ‘journey form’ and what it is?   How it works?  When it works…. learning there is a subscribed set of events and they need to be in line, in order, to work.

puckering paper

–  reserving –

  making space and forming a way  for a delicate discourse

paper store

whole new worlds find the potential and possibilities of what it can be to to transform.

Sticking ‘sense’ and ‘meaning’ to the corner of the room…. sitting with the materials and all they offer.

stitching – piercing – folding – crushing – soaking


MA spoken word – a reading – a presentation – in deconstruction

Working with words – layering them – transporting them – transfering them – over and over and over again…

Is as a drawing – and it works alongside a drawing and sculpture – objects – things.



Layered pencil lines heat rhythms of time, shadows carve the floor.


She plucks a patois of re-membering,

stitching heart lines that strengthen the form.


This labour of graphite and paper, sound a Female Sculptural Space.


there’s a firebomb in there somewhere – granite walls – soft cheeks – burning and fading….


a discourse of aporia and journeying…..

autopoesis, sympathy and  curing,   desire and enduring…..

all beating their rhythms through the pencil line…


and sleeping….