Monday, 30 March 2015

Tree (tea) houses of the day!

Haven't done this for a while - I feel posts have all been work, which is great and important, but sometimes a few treehouses is what one needs, so...

Firstly this one that I really hardly believe is real, but if it's not I don't really care as it looks like a living monster and I am all for tree creatures taking over cities whilst providing snacks and caffeine. It's the Gajumaru Treehouse Diner in Okinawa. 

But if I had to pick a tree tea house to live in I have to say I'd be keener on this one - the Teahouse Tetsu, built by the architect Terunobu Fujimori in Hokuto, Japan. I've always shared Anne of Green Gables' thought that if a bed couldn't be provided one really couldn't beat a cherry tree full of blossom:

Friday, 27 March 2015

Momentum open call - The Car Boot Museum

I am thrilled to announce that my project The Car Boot Museum has been chosen as one of three site-specific commissions for this years Momentum open call for Somerset Art Weeks. I will be travelling round Somerset with an evolving museum of objects and text in the back of my car. Ana will be joining me for some of it and members of the public are welcome to add to it. I will also be taking the museum to school and community settings across the county, before it culminates in an installation of text, images, film, sounds and objects during the art weeks (location to be announced). More details can be seen here:

Very very exciting! Do let me know if you are in Somerset and you would like me to visit!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The City - available to purchase online!

As well as in various small bookshops and galleries and on Amazon, The City is now available to buy online in limited numbers direct from us. Published by Auropolis Association of Multimedia Artists with a fab design by Nevena Vasiljevic I hope it is worth a tenner! Click here to buy a copy.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Interview with Arts Award Voice

I was recently lucky to be asked by the lovely people at Arts Award Voice to give an interview about my somewhat random but interesting career and why I love working with literature and young people. It can be read here :

Do look at this website for upcoming articles written by the lovely members of my young writers lab I run with Bath Festivals - they are super kind, clever and interesting young people so I for one am certainly looking forward to what they have to say...

Bath Chronicle Interview

There's an interview with me about The Chancery of Lost and Found in the Bath Chronicle - the online version can be seen here. The project was a great success - so weird it's over! Thanks to the Bath Festivals team, especially Hazel Plowman their fantastic Learning and Participation Coordinator and to all my young writers - Milo and Yves Morris, Rory Haresnape, Benjamin Stephenson, Hal Bennett and Jazmine Vale.