About EAP

EAP research collective statement of intention Environmental Arts Practice Research Collective grew out of discussions and shared practice from a group of like-minded people.  We are a collective of arts practitioners, academics and environmentalists who have come together to talk, collaborate and share thoughts about our environment. We are interested in what is happening to…

Craftivism & Local Politics

  NEW COUNCILLOR MEDAL COLLECTION I think it’s deeply important to not just engage with national politics, but with our local politics too. In the UK, our local government makes huge decisions around planning and infrastructure which have a massive impact on our environment. Where we live, towards the edge of the Dorset coast, there…

Celestial Bodies

I am thrilled to have been commissioned to write an alternative soundtrack for silent disco for Luke Jerram’s amazing Museum of the Moon when it visits Bournemouth for the Dorset Moon this month. I was one of the lucky artists chosen for Under the Moon, a series of installations commissioned from home grown artists. I…

Finding Ms Nature

I have used investigative walking as a methodology for some time now. As most of my work is inspired by landscape I use investigative walking as a way of exploring a site using all my senses. I look for detail, touch texture, listen to the sound and breath in the air. I might record my…

Anthropomorphising Climate Change Challenge

Alongside my practice I find it important to have conversations with my students about the way they consider their own practice and what impact their design work can have. As part of a recent design workshop with students from the Arts University Bournemouth’s Costume and Performance Design course, I introduced the way in which arts…

Airton Meeting House

Silence, listening, performing, responding to landscapes and dreams… I have known the artist David Littler for quite a while, and worked with him on his Yan Tan Tethera combined arts project, Cecil Sharp House in London a few years ago. So when he got in contact about performing in a concert and collaborating on one…

Starting conversations and Sandcastles

My son and I built a sand castle on our beach yesterday, I call it our beach because it’s the patch of beach in front of our beloved beach hut down at manor steps in Boscombe. Whilst we were digging we noticed a black stripe/layer in the sand. We also noticed a grey stripe of…

Using Art for Positive Change

During this month together with my colleagues, from the Costume and Performance Design Course at the Arts University Bournemouth, I helped to coordinate and facilitate a large charity event with my students. Together we made nearly 200 sanitary kits for young girls in The Gambia. Working with the charity Days for Girls students took time…