August Recap

Today I am finally getting around to updating the blog and letting you know what has been happening (if you haven’t been following on FB). July and August saw the final workshops with both the You Trust Hampshire and from Women In Prison. The workshops, for me, were incredible. We ran twelve in total, six…

An Artist’s Experience – Leah Thorn

  I am one of the artists lucky enough to be working with Susan on her Statements in Semaphore project. I am a spoken word poet and a long-time women’s liberation activist. I’ve been committed to working with women in prison for the past eight years and although I always work with a feminist consciousness, I…

An Artist’s Experience – Rebecca Harris

I first came across Susan Merrick’s work when my daughter suggested I applied for the open call as part of the artist’s latest Art Council supported project ‘Statements in Semaphore’.  Susan is artist in residence for FiLiA 2017 and is working on delivering, as well as myself and other artists, workshops to women in various settings including…

My mixed feelings of the term Patriarchy.

I’ve been considering how I feel about the word, idea and undeniable reality of Patriarchy for a while now, and I sway within mixed feelings. When studying Sociology the word was a useful tool to describe the societal structure that we live within. But on a personal level I have on occasion found that it…

May Update

May has seen the first series of workshops get started and also the second and third series booked! We will be running 6 evening workshops with the You Trust across May, June and July. These will be led by Cate Field and Amy Dignam. Through June Rebecca Harris will be leading three days of workshops…

Guest Post: Cate Field

Creativity, Fear and Humiliation Brené Brown once asked Kevin Surace, the then CEO of Serious Materials, and Inc. magazine’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year, this question: What’s the most significant barrier to creativity and innovation? Kevin thought about it for a minute and said, “I don’t know if it has a name, but honestly, it’s the fear…

Artist Call Out and Recruitment!

In April Janet Pavone unfortunately had to pull out of working with the project, so I decided to turn this into an opportunity! I created a call out for the project to recruit an artist to run 3 of the workshop day with the group Women In Prison. This was a great thing to do, not…