Category Archives: mental health

On the Astral

. It’s been a while since I updated my blog and as I’ve been fairly busy painting I thought I’d add a photo of this work-in-progress. It’s great to be working on a fairly large scale (4 foot x 4 … Continue reading

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Simon Jenner kindly wrote the following review of the Outside In poetry event at Pallant House Gallery

Reblogged from Survivors’ Poetry Blog on DAO Colin Hambrook’s double launch on Saturday 12th October at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester was – it’s too easy to use such vocabulary –  the most inspiring Survivor event since the 21st … Continue reading

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Survey Monkey

Knitting Time is an ongoing visual arts and poetry project, which aims to address personal experience of the links between suppressed grief, loss and psychosis through the medium of art and poetry. Through this survey I hope to get critical … 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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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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