Category Archives: place

The Woods in Winter

Last month, January, was unseasonably mild here in North Devon, and it rained almost every day. For sure, this is a warmer part of UK, but one would normally expect a certain amount of snow and cold weather. Instead of this,we … Continue reading

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Art in the Autumn Woods

I stood in a shower of leaves that came clattering down like heavy raindrops. Later on I saw them gliding through the air like a flock of birds. I gathered up some of the brightest yellow ones as I wandered… and … Continue reading

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‘Gathering Place’ – Somewhere in the Woods…

I last made work with bluebell stalks just over a year ago, and am surprised to see that I have now run into exactly the same problems, so I must be a very slow learner! However, I did eventually get … Continue reading

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Close to the Ground

I would like to tell you about an exciting new art and heritage project at the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, in Bideford, near where I live in North Devon. It is produced by Flow Contemporary Arts in association with … Continue reading

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Fragility: Fabrica Gallery, Brighton

This looks to be a memorable exhibition…  It has been showing for nearly a month now, but continues until 23rd  Aug, and so there is still a few weeks left to make the visit. Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva has long been a favourite … Continue reading

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Low Tide: Light Footprint

Warm sun through a soft haze pervading the whole area. No wind. A man in a parked car playing the clarinet. As I walk towards the beach, crossing the grassy field of rabbit and sheep droppings and hoof prints I … Continue reading

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A Short Walk to the Coast Road

Walking down Churchill Way, I could hear the birds singing in the treetops, unperturbed by the noise of traffic below. At Bloody Corner I encountered a large group of people who were obviously on a conducted tour. They were gathered … Continue reading

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Following the Path

I was heading towards the track where we walked at the weekend through part of Northam – starting at Goats Hill Road, a road flanked by a somewhat superior housing development on one side and a less superior one on … Continue reading

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Les Phonies Bergères – intro to the full Page (see menu above).

See the top menu (just above here) for the full Page write-up on my recent land art residency for Les Phonies Bergères  – it was a fairly short but intense experience of living close to the land in a small close-knit community in … Continue reading

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Northam May Fair

This has to be the most enjoyable fete that I have ever attended –  crowds of happy relaxed people of all ages, and masses of fun things to do and see. Real community spirit. And of course, it was the day … Continue reading

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