Mentor: HELEN SARGEANT
Location: Todmorden, West Yorkshire, UK, GMT
Mother to two sons age 12 and 19
Knows these materials well: “I currently make drawings, with thread, pencil and ink. I have a background in painting and prefer oil to acrylic media but have also worked combining both of these techniques. I particularly love using glazes and encaustic techniques. I also have made performances, films, sound pieces and installations and worked collaboratively with others. I also have knowledge of printmaking techniques including screen, digital, etching and monoprinting. Embroidery.”
Specialties: Building Community. Collaborative Processes. Selling Work. Curating and producing artist led projects. Writing artists statements, cv’s, papers for conferences and for publication. Delivering artists talks and speaking at conferences. Working in the community participatory and socially engaged practice. Making digitally produced arts projects.
I am a good listener, I am encouraging, positive, supportive and empathetic I have in-depth experience and knowledge of Maternal Arts practice, theoretical, critical and practical that I can draw upon. I also have experience of running crits via my work as a University Lecturer. I have an autobiographical practice and see my body and life experiences as materials for making. Currently I am creating drawings, with thread, pencil, ink and watercolour. I have a background in painting, I prefer oil to acrylic media but have also worked combining both. I particularly love using glazes and encaustic techniques. I also write and have made performances, films, sound pieces, installations and worked collaboratively with others. I have an MA in Creative Technology and have made collaborative, digital on-line projects such as The Egg The Womb The Head and The Moon http://www.eggwombheadmoon.com and M(other) Stories http://motherstories.co.uk more recently I contributed to the Maternal Journal project founded by Laura Godfrey Isaacs http://www.maternaljounrnal.org. I see collaboration as a process as well as a medium.