“The Hacienda Must Be Built”

While ever-present ‘social networking’ dominates our online lives it could be said that our real, physical interactions are becoming fewer, more niche and more isolated from each other. It is easy to see why; Our thirst for companionship, connection and validation can be quenched at the tap of a screen. The convenience of social networking, the ability to […]

Manifesto #1

My first Action:Art project Manifesto is being exhibited tonight alongside many other artists and members of the public at Airspace Gallery in The PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS exhibition.    An art manifesto is a public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of an artist or artistic movement. An art manifesto is something I’ve never had, or ever considered before […]

We need to talk about Hanley…and the living body.

During my recent interview with the Urban Planner, Mick Downs, I asked a series of questions about the geography of the area I’m studying and the validity of some of the artistic methods I am developing. My next question was What, geographically speaking, prevents the people of Stoke-on-Trent connecting with each other and their city as a […]