‘Make It OK’ opens at Forty Hall, with new work by Freddie Robins & Karina Thompson

Image: Freddie Robins installing “Someone Else’s Dream – drowned”, flanked by “Someone Else’s Dream – murdered” and Someone Else’s Dream – hanged”, all 2014-16. “What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?” opened on 25 August at its fifth touring venue, Forty Hall, in Enfield, North London. Forty Hall is a Jacobean manor … More ‘Make It OK’ opens at Forty Hall, with new work by Freddie Robins & Karina Thompson

New Artworks at Devon Guild and Extended Dates for ‘Make it Ok’ tour

Detail of Fall Down Series by Saidhbhίn Gibson, 2016. Photo by Simon Williams. “What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?” is currently being exhibited at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey where it has been enhanced with three new artworks by Dorothy Caldwell and Saidhbhίn Gibson, all commissioned as part of … More New Artworks at Devon Guild and Extended Dates for ‘Make it Ok’ tour

An Introduction to the Make It Ok Project – from Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

In 2009 I curated an exhibition called Making & Mending for Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery (later known as Smiths Row), which looked at artists who used physical and metaphorical notions of healing in their practice – repaired quilts, darned jumpers, restorative discussions, socially engaged practices that attempted to make things better for objects, communities, … More An Introduction to the Make It Ok Project – from Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

Bathing Beauties touring exhibition 2008 – 2015

Image:’Bathing Beauties: Reimagining the Beach Hut for the 21st Century’, installed at 20:21 Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe in summer 2013. ‘Bathing Beauties’ was a long running touring exhibition from The National Centre for Craft & Design, that I managed from 2010 onwards. It consisted of over 110 architectural models, a selected response to a … More Bathing Beauties touring exhibition 2008 – 2015

Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008

Michael Swaine darns at the Alexandra Palace bus-stop, October 2008. Photo by Rob Kennard. This was an important project, in two ways. It was the first for which I received direct Arts Council England support, rather than via an organisation (although it was a feature at 2008 The Knitting and Stitching Show, and the then … More Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008