Hidden waterways and daylighting

Hidden Rivers thumbnailI worked as a commissioned artist on this strand of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Towards hydrocitizenship. Connecting communities with and through interdependent multiple water issues (2014-2017). This project took an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to intergenerational arts-based research and my role was engage communities in creative conversations about water.
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Companion Planting allotment project

Companion Planting thumbnail“I didn’t know what was lacking but I knew I needed to find it. Then I found Companion Planting. This changed my life. It helped my head.”

In January 2015, as part of my work with Speedwell Nursery School and Children’s Centre I took on a Council allotment as an action research project that looked at whether we could use the plot to bring people together to connect with the natural world and encourage them to grow some of the food they consume. Read more…

Theatre shows and installations

Luci Gorell Barnes Bookshed
I am interested in finding intimate ways of showing work and often collaborate with performers to welcome and involve audiences in unexpected ways, and here are a couple of examples. Read more…

Bad Maman: a sticky combination of foraging, fundraising and feminism

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STOP PRESS  Bad Maman has just raised £1,700 with her online Gin and Jam Sale 2020. This felt very positive as we were not able to have our event this year. The money has gone to support women and girls displaced by the conflict in Yemen.

In response to the 2016 refugee crisis I started Bad Maman, combining foraging, fundraising and feminism to support women and children who are seeking asylum. By making and selling preserves with either foraged or home-grown produce we have raised £10,000 so far, and for the last three years we have donated this to groups working with women and girls in Yemen.

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Free resources to download

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Here are some downloadable pdfs of simple ideas that you can use and adapt for your own work. None of these things are difficult or technical, and they are all made using basic tools and cheap or free materials. Read more…