My old workplace Studio Upstairs is a truly special place. It's a unique therapeutic arts charity, dedicated to 'exploring complex human experience through the practice of art' - and finally someone has made a short film that encapsulates it's essence!
Studio Upstairs is a wonderful, buzzy, creative and accepting space which helps people work through mental health problems and drug/alcohol dependencies using visual art, creative writing, drama and music in it's studios in Bristol and London.
It's also criminally underfunded so if you would like to donate to it's vital work please visit www.studioupstairs.org.uk
Check out the fantastic video below made by Insomnia Films and the Media Trust for a little slice of life in the Bristol studio...
I just got back to the UK after a fabulous four months living and working in Nepal.
I ran a ten week participatory photography project called Mother Tongues in partnership with the Women's Foundation of Nepal (WFN) working with women living at their shelter who have been victims of extreme domestic violence.
The project wasn't without it's difficulties, but overall it was a rewarding experience for all involved, with some truly stunning images created by the women (who had literally never held a camera prior to our workshops), and the creation of a postcard from their images which will be sold to generate an income for WFN and the shelter where they live
I've made a site which explains the project in more detail, and contains galleries of the participants' images. Take a peek - www.mothertongues.weebly.com
It's nearly that time again!
There's a tacky side to Valentine's Day but, well, love's quite a nice thing really isn't it?
Flowers will die and chocolates will make him/her fat. Why not show the one YOU love that it's forever with a long-lasting print of my best seller 'Love Is Forever'?
You'll be spreading the love even further afield too as 15% of every Valentine's sale will be donated to the Women's Foundation of Nepal
Available as a standard or panoramic print, and unframed or framed in a choice of black, natural wood or white.
Get in touch to order, quick!