I’m opening the studio again for Artists at Home, part of the Dulwich Festival. Saturday and Sunday, 18, 18th May, 11-5pm. It was great to have visitors last week, some trying out calligraphy, some eating cake!
I’ve also been delivering work for upcoming shows, for those of you nowhere near London. I’m really pleased to have work at the Bowie Gallery in Hay on Wye. Bowie also have a stand at the Festival, where I hope all the literary types will like the texts on the pots. Hay’s a fantastic town – I was amazed how many interesting art and craft galleries there were there as well as the bookshops, market and castle.
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I’m still at Nesta – working on the Living map – a collection of vignettes describing interesting ideas and projects, amongst other things. My favourite is still Mindings. There’s a similar map at The Age of Creativity for arts project for older people, which I hope to explore further.
Nesta also have a fantastic idea – The Randomised Coffee Trial – where people at Nesta are randomly matched to half a quick coffee-break together.
Started by another intern, the blog about it is the most popular blog entry at Nesta for a while. It’s partly a great idea, partly a great ‘meme’ , a kind of cultural gene propagating through the culture. It also reinforces the idea of a nudge as a good way to effect social and cultural change.
I’m writing a blog for Nesta on what it’s like to be an intern – it’s also to reflect what it’s like being an older person starting again, I think. I’m already forgetting what it was like to not work in an office – it now feels so natural to be dressed in black and white smart clothes and pointy shoes. I’ll cross-post here when I finish it, you can see whether the tone is different as well as the clothes.
I’m still getting to the workshop at the weekend – so more images of pots next week!