I’m so pleased to have been awarded a grant by the University of Central Lancashire’s research group, CPRA, The Creative Practice Research Academy.
I will produce a body of work comprising screen prints and artist books. These will explore the impact of heightened sensory processing on women’s identity and how this affects their access to, and emersion in, the public sphere.
My work is visual elicitation, sparking conversations around dis/ability, public access, and gender. I am currently initiating conversations with autistic women on their experiences of ‘otherness’ in social spaces via my social media platforms. This discourse is informing and directs the aesthetics of the prints as well as the direction of the project. By utilising social media, I am opening the discourse to a wider audience. Posing open questions on the accessibility and the role of visual language in research.
I have been awarded a full ESRC Funded SeNSS Scholarship!
I am overwhelmed and hugely overjoyed to announce that I have won a SeNSS (South-East Social Sciences) scholarship. This is a full student led scholarship funded by the ESRC (Economic Social Research Council).
The aim of this project is to explore how autistic women’s complex embodied experience of the built environment may be codified or systematically analysed, through a perceptual model of wayfinding. Empowering autistic women’s wayfinding thus widens participation in the design of placemaking for minority groups. This project has grown from my own photography practice where I’ve explored my own autism in relation to the built environment.
After Illusion is an online residency opportunity that takes place via Instagram.
I’m so pleased to be starting 2021 by taking part in After Illusion, an Instagram based residency; the residency program run by artist and curator Skye Williams.
‘After Illusion is both a residency programme and community platform for creatives. Founder Skye Williams, an artist herself, set up the programme after realising a need for the arts community to show internal support during this particularly difficult time.’ – Skye Williams
‘Do Not Touch The Artwork’ an Exhibition curated by myself, Nick Rhodes and Kathryn Poole.
‘As long as the exhibition is socially distanced, you don’t invite any externals of the university to attend and you let people know not to touch the artwork, it will be fine.’
This was the advice we were given in regard to curating an exhibition at the PR1 Gallery. So here we are, advising you to ‘not touch the artwork’ to ‘socially distance’ and preferably not attend the exhibition unless you have a specific reason to be in the Victoria Building. The UK is now in its second lockdown of the year, so I think these will be easy arrangements to keep.
Autistica’s Creative Differences Auction will be ending on Tuesday the 27th October at 20:00 GMT.
There is still time to visit the auction site and bid on your favourite work. By bidding on the artworks, you are supporting the arts in addition to supporting a hugely diverse community of autistic people and their families. The artwork can be viewed and bid’s placed here.