Finding Lines Opening 14/7/17

Tonight I went to the opening of Finding Lines, the last exhibition at Derby Museums and Art Gallery. It was curated by my wonderful friend Andrea Hadley-Johnson, who has been sadly absent in my life recently because of the flurry of activity in getting everything ready. The creative and wonderful results have been worth the […]

The Harley Gallery in Worksop Nottinghamshire is part of the ongoing work of the Welbeck Estate. The gallery sits in a beautifully restored estate, which also houses a fabulous cafe, amazing farmshop that sells the cheapest raw milk I have found anywhere and a pretty decent garden centre. The gallery itself includes several spaces, one […]

March in photos

A few pictures from my travels in March 2017 ūüôā   A beautiful spring morning on a walk in Cambridge visiting a friend. A moment that took my breath away and I tried to capture, but didn’t really succeed. Inspiring thoughts from the International Women’s Day Festival held in Derby in 2017.¬†Amazing Lego exhibition at […]

Derby Museum Volunteering, October 2016

So October ¬†has been a pretty busy month. Mylo has started school and has settled into his first half term. It’s given me a chance to take stock and re-involve myself in a number of projects at Derby Museums and further afield as well as picking up Lunar21 once more. Firstly, I have been developing […]

Tactile Tour Facilitation | Derby Museum and Art Gallery

This afternoon I had the pleasure of assisting with a session to learn more about the audience experience at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery ¬†for visitors who are partially sighted. Having very different sense perceptions myself, because of having Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) I am always curious about how others with different sense abilities […]

Yorkshire Sculpture Park | Museum Visit

On a blazing hot Bank Holiday Monday this August, I took Mylo up to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to explore with the friend who accompanied me the first time I went nearly 8 years ago. The weather was terrible then. I remember drinking tea huddled into each other coats in an effort to remain defrosted. […]

Week’s readings

Why we eat too much and how we can stop (RSA) The content strategy of the National Trust How the SFMoMA approach story telling across all media¬†– lovely approach and philosophy Thoughts on ‘what’s on’ listings for museum and culture websites – by Chris Unitt Tate creates ‘Recognition’, using AI to match up current photojournalism […]

This week’s readings

A look at YouTube Shakesperian vlogs, bringing the Bard to a new and younger audience. How technology has affected the views and working practice of younger artists ‘Display at your own risk’ explores issues of digital copyright of original works of art owned by institutions Mix the City from the British Council. Amazing multi-cultural sounds […]

New Art Gallery, Walsall: 4th April 2016

So I visited the New Art Gallery in Walsall about 5 weeks before the time of writing and have only got the chance to to my write up. Although my recollections are a little hazy, I luckily know the gallery and its collections really well. Nothing has really changed since I used to visit regularly […]