The Art of #Swearing (#sass, #snark, cross-stitch)

Stitching Snark: The Art of Swearing Slowly Commissions welcome Are you fed up of saccharine bon mots, and bland homilies like Live Laugh Love? If, like me, you don’t want to be pacified by Keep Calm and Carry On and would actually prefer to state the (fucking) obvious. Indeed, if you tell me to Keep Calm, I … Continue reading The Art of #Swearing (#sass, #snark, cross-stitch)

Sarcastic cross-stitch

This began as a conversation with Rachel, an old friend, confidante, and fellow mischief-maker. She was speaking about someone specific, who was making her life more awkward than necessary. Context here is everything.  The edited conversation went something like this... Me: Ooooh, I could make that for you. [Pause] in cross-stitch. Rach: [Looks blank, and … Continue reading Sarcastic cross-stitch

The Politics of Play and Participation

If you are interested in socially engaged art practice, historical or contemporary perspectives on participation... then join us for this day of playfully politicized practices. The programme balances academic research and current art practices, the line up is an exciting mix. There will be roundtable discussions in the afternoon. I'll be facilitating one on conflict … Continue reading The Politics of Play and Participation

On being paid to make mischief, and you’re invited too…

Of the emails you might wish to receive, this is just the best. Next Saturday evening I'll be making mischief in and around Sudbury Hall - as part of The Lost Boys live interactive screening of The Innocents. The 1961 adaptation of the Henry James novel, and collaborative project between The Lost Boys, BFI, Derby Quad … Continue reading On being paid to make mischief, and you’re invited too…