We've just come back from our second reccie of Spurn and preparation of the upcoming residency. Five and a half months to go! Getting heads together and making sure we are all in the same page with our hosts, that the work being proposed fits the location's Nature reserve status and respect the wildlife. Exploring … Continue reading Spurn point reccie 2 – a cold winter trip
... and getting sidetracked by a beautiful sunset, dreaming of looking at the sky in Spurn Point.
Invented in France in 1860, barbed wire was further developed in the United States, where it was used to restrict cattle and secure territory. Barbed wire’s singular purpose - to keep in and to keep out - was first put to use on the Great Plains of the American West in the late 19th century to … Continue reading Barbed wire
Nick's received 10kgs of clay yesterday. The planning is moving from ideas to drawings to shapes. It's an amazing process to be witness to, as he starts playing with the materials and concepts and communicating these into 3D.
After spending a few nights last week working on fictional texts, Nick is now we'll underway into translating those to a storyboard. The proposal has gone out to the Artists Residency team in Spurn and, whilst we wait to hear back (and hopefully receive a formal go ahead for the project), there's no time to … Continue reading Storyboard underway
As part of the preparation for the residency, Alex needs to learn and try out as many WWI bread recipes as she can find! This first attempt was for a dough incorporating mash potatoes.
Whilst in Hull we couldn't miss out on a chance to visit the Spurn Lightship.
In August we had a chance to stay at a friend's up in Hull and use his home as a base for our explorations of Spurn. Nick had arranged with Andrew Mason for us to go on one of Spurn's safaris to recce the place and we were both looking forward to it.