January 2021

Last year was certainly a challenge.

Fortunately I started the year with a glorious month as artist in residence at Oriel y Parc, St David’s Wales.

Retuning to Sussex I was excited by the prospect of showing ‘Embodied Land’ at the Rye Gallery in March. The work was a culmination of my time spent as artist in residence in New Zealand in 2019 and my time in Wales over the following year.

However the exhibition had to be postponed as lockdown came into force..

But once we came out of lockdown the Rye Gallery re-opened with Embodied Land as its main event! I was delighted by the wonderful response and despite the restrictions still in place the gallery was able to keep the exhibition until mid September.

I am hoping my postponed residency in Ireland will happen this September and my return to New Zealand will be possible within the next year.

I will return to Pembrokeshire as soon as it is allowed, to spend at least two months back on the cliff edge!

And I will most definitely find a way to continue to work within the land, responding to the sounds and energy of the sea and weather around me.