I continue to record inspirations and reflections on my developing practice in my blog beingwithwillow
I am thrilled to have been selected for the Somerset Art Work’s Creative Pathway Bursary which is a commission to make an artist book that will be shown during Somerset Arts Week 2017 (23 September – 8 October) as part of the ‘Amazing Space II: Spirit of Place’ Project, at Dove Studios, Butleigh.
The book will reflect some aspect of the creative and environmentally sensitive nature of the environment in and around Dove Studios, which includes a permaculture garden, a wildflower meadow reserve, a Land in Common re-wilding project, and the Dove and Greenhill with their print-making and pottery studios, along with other sustainable living projects.
Making an artist book in relation to my practice is something I have previously considered, so it is great to have this opportunity to explore this possibility and the prospect of developing new skills, whilst being mentored by experienced artist/facilitator Bronwen Bradshaw.
The book will become part of a collection by other commissioned artists that will be housed in The Tree-house Library, currently under construction.
I shall record my development on my blog – beingwithwillow.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 touring exhibition is almost at its end. Earlier this week I managed to get down to The Gallery, at Bournmouth Arts University to have a last look.