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Some further thoughts on audio-description

In trawling the internet it is very hard to find material on the principles of audio-description for the Visual Arts. Audio Description is the detailed narration techniques used to assist blind and partially sighted people, both young and mature, to … Continue reading

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Knitting Time is finally on the horizon

A starting point for the work on show in the Knitting Time exhibition is a collection of poems which explore personal narratives from infancy to the present time. The stories stem from my induction as an infant into the delusionary … Continue reading

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Leonora’s Death Bird in the Valley of the Shadow of Elisabeth Frink

As the deadline for the Knitting Time exhibition approaches I am making final adjustments to detail; colouring drawings; making linocuts and finishing a series of large oil paintings. I’ve relished the opportunity Knitting Time has given me to make big … Continue reading

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Blue Black Feather: some thoughts on the audio-description of the drawing and its link to poetry

I’ve been revising how to make the audio-artwork to go with the exhibition. I initially scripted descriptions in two parts – giving a straight description of the drawings followed by the context of the making of the image and the … Continue reading

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Bird Song: audio-description

I’ve begun the task of writing descriptions of the illustrations for the book and adding some personal reflections which put the poems in context. I thought I’d share the first of these, which relates the drawing of a sparrow I’ve … Continue reading

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Freedom

The book is fast approaching completion now. It’s been pretty exhausting but I am pleased with the way it’s shaping up. The drawings are coming together and I’m beginning to think about putting some colour in the cover image. The … Continue reading

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Release The Pressure

I had the first introductory Knitting Time session at Pallant House on Tuesday 7 May. Big thanks to all who attended and especially to Step Up Arts Coordinator, Mandie Saw for holding the space. And to Pallant House for allowing … Continue reading

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