Reading Alan Bennett – a fellow sensitive observer of the human condition

“That was a very clever and bold move you made there” “What was?” “Leaving the cannon of working class writers and academics out of your bibliography…” “Leaving the what?” My examiners looked at me in disbelief, and then they look at each other with wide eyes and then curiously back to me again “You mean… Continue reading Reading Alan Bennett – a fellow sensitive observer of the human condition

Children get stressed out too – Mindful Art Making – might just make it better.

When I was 10 years old – My grandfather – a VERY talented Artist and Signwriter died. His death affected me a great deal and the impact it had upon me was discussed at length in my Master of Arts thesis (An auto ethnographic narrative inquiry into my lifetime engagement with Art Education and the… Continue reading Children get stressed out too – Mindful Art Making – might just make it better.

Creativity is making mitsakes – Art is knowing which ones to keep!

“If you don’t have a go you’ll never know” – wisdom from Terence. Several weeks ago I went to the Grove Inn to see some live music and serendipity allowed me to meet a fabulous white bearded man named Terence. After we introduced ourselves I told him that Terence was a noble name indeed for… Continue reading Creativity is making mitsakes – Art is knowing which ones to keep!

How I became an artistic auto ethnographer

Autoethnography – research through the self. Visual Autoethnography – Art based research through the lens of the self. For any of you who don’t know – my personal practice is an exploration of my human condition – always has been – but in 2010 when doing my masters I discovered the correct term for what… Continue reading How I became an artistic auto ethnographer