Yearly Archive: 2013

Discussion 9 May 2013

We invited our other directors Andrew Yates and Nancy Roth to join us in discussing some questions that we keep going round in circles with concerning how we describe ourselves in terms of documentation and funding bids. We started with a set of questions Laura had put together (see opposite) but digressed into a fascinating discussion about freedom and memory (see post in “Research” for 9 May 2013)

Visit to St Ives (2 March 2013 at Roaming Penzance)

It happened to be the hottest day of the year so far.

We met outside Tate St.Ives at midday. Three of us came by train, two by open-top bus, one by car and one didn’t arrive. We saw an exhibition of paintings by William Scott and photographs by Peter Fraser. We had varied opinions about these works and appreciated things for different reasons. One of us knew a gallery attendant and chatted with them about family life then introduced another of our group who showed them through his sketchbooks. 

We walked along Porthmeor beach and had our picnic lunch on Porthgwidden beach. One of us swam in the sea, another made a still life drawing while someone else picked up other people’s rubbish and put it in a bin. We reminisced, about many things including progressive rock. 

We went to the Barbara Hepworth Museum. From one of her garden studios we saw a seagull masquerading as a rabbit.

Blogging in the context of Roaming

In April 2007 I began a blog followed by a website that documented my PhD research practice. A new blog has become necessary to describe the process of setting up ‘Roaming’, a not-for-profit arts company through which I will explore, in collaboration with a number of people in different settings, an art practice that can deliberately exist beyond the nucleus of the mainstream art world. We are exploring the possibility that by dissenting from competitive approaches to arts practice we can discover peaceful means to interaction. Our focus is therefore on our working process more than our output.