Notes from a webinar by the London Alternative Photography Collective on 10th September 2020 at which four photographers presented their work. It was after I had seen the dance and sculpture/mobile collaboration work to be critiqued for our Bridge session that I made a lot of connections and explored some reading material. I also revisited … Continue reading New Materialism and sustainable photographic practice: Liz Miller
Seaweeds and cyanotypes have been exercising my mind a lot recently. Meghan Riepenhoff and Anna Atkins have both produced terrific outcomes in very different ways. I discovered, at a recent exhibition "Sea Gardens" at RAMM, Exeter (November 2019), that a vast range of algae caress our South Devon shores so I ventured to experiment, first … Continue reading Mixed media experiments
This records my current project with cyanotypes. Inspired by Meghan Riepenhoff's work Litoral, and Anna Atkins' Sun Gardens,I plan to use different exposures of cyanotypes using algae found on the South Devon coastline. My first cyanotype with algae on a cartridge paper .(Fucus vesiculosus) I was very pleased with this as it has traces of … Continue reading British seaweed
It was with great excitement that I read the email I received last Friday from the Association of Photographers: Good Afternoon Anna, Congratulations! You have been chosen as a finalist in the 2020 AOP Student Awards. Please see below for which of your entries has been successful: Places Series // 3562 http://2020.aopawards.com/review/e280b23433be0ff911ac94621f4794f2/?k=75308e1f5fc5ad85d9a9227db6872868&pid= Next Steps We will … Continue reading So excited!
During the covid19 shutdown in April 2020, I decided to extend my vegetable garden. One of the packets of seeds that I had were Purple Dwarf French beans. The Box, Plymouth's new art gallery and museum, advertised to have artists submit work to be considered for micro-commissions. I thought I would submit an application because … Continue reading Collaboration between a developing seedling and a dancer
The BBC ran a competition which invited people to write a script about their experiences during lockdown, involving internet collaboration. I had sent illustration student Dorothy Flint and other members of her Happening group the construct I had made following my 'archaeological analysis of the potato that would not burn'. (See my previous blog on … Continue reading A new collaboration
A lot has happened since the 11th January, and some of it has been related to the Happening. One of the principles of that event was that we were not going to keep any of the artefacts of the day's efforts because they were going to be burnt on a bonfire. A second principle was … Continue reading Post-Happening developments
Billed as an experiment in random collaboration among artists inspired by the collaboration of painter / performance artist Allan Kaprow and musician John Cage, our Happening threw up tensions, surprises, laughter and frustrations. Built into the day’s activities was a strong element of randomness and the possibility, if the participants so wanted, to burn any … Continue reading The 2020 January Happening in the South West of England
It is with great pleasure that I can say that I have received the following notification from the assessment board: Congratulations - you have now obtained all the credits required for a BA Hons Photography - First Class (1st) classification. The overall comment was as follows: Overall Comments and Feed ForwardThe submission shows the benefit … Continue reading My final degree results are in!
My SYP parcels have arrived at their destination; I have finished writing up my exhibition reviews and notes on the RAMM symposium; I have just finished remaking my book, a very significant part of the publication of my work One Year, and putting together a video of it. I can now go to Italy!