These examples of my practice are works I have generated recently, either myself or in collaboration with others.
socially engaged art practice
the milky way/the waas
THE FIRST COMMUNITY IS EARTH
This work is part of my studies in MA Performance: Society at Central Saint Martins/UAL. A response to the problems of the way “community” is used to mask conflict, exclusion, hierarchies and violence. If we start in the Earth we are at the beginning of awareness. A coming into relationship with death and life cycles.
Mother Bunting is a participatory artwork about people’s experiences of being and having a mother. The Bunting opens up a space for conversations that may often be hidden away and kept private. When women become mothers, and birthing people become parents, esecially for the first time, they face a huge mass of social, physical and emotional challenges. The collective Bunting is a space in which these stories can be expressed and heard by the wider community.
The ritual burning of unwanted art
Addressing the problem of clearing out items that are both valued AND not wanted, this is a process to be performed in a group or alone that allows us to be free of excess artworks without being hampered by guilt, anxiety or dread.
PHONE BOX ART: WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF? 2020
A comunity art show in a phone box, socially distanced for lockdown. Commissioned by Create Gloucestershire with Strike A Light and Chelthenham Art Festivals.
20 games for gloucester library
As artist in residence at Gloucester Library I spent time with the staff and the building. Out of this came the idea to share 20 Games, drawing on the atmosphere of anxiety and the desire to relax amoung staff, some of whom worked on elaborate jigsaw puzzles in the tea room to becalm themselves.
RESidency: Tetbury woodyard
Using found materials such as brick dust and charcoal, mixed with linseed oil, I am making rituals and artworks on the timber structures including a composting loo and a roundhouse, at the Wholewoods woodyard near Tetbury. This is an ongoing residency and you can see updates via my IG.
Culture & design
the periodic table of brilliant women & girls
A collaboration with my husband Rob, in which we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to create this colourful poster and accompanying booklet. Featuring 101 world-changing figures you may not have heard of, we celebrate and lift up female contributions to society globally.
These animated and real-life printed artworks express a range of feminist & emotional content, mostly responses to online social activity.
Available as NFTs on OpenSea. Also available as prints, please enquire for details.
The GODDESS CALENDAR
Seasonal Goddesses take us through a year of 6-week cycles, aligend with the solar and lunar habits that shape the Earth. 2024 Edition coming soon – follow @arachnezgoddesses on IG for announcements
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