Photos from the abandoned farmhouse

  I love these two photos side by side. They are from my Dads farmhouse and my recent trip to Slovenia. I used lighting this time and had a lot of help from Barry. It really was a collaboration, some I took, some Barry took.  One photo is actually of a living room, but they used to also use it to sleep in. The photos on the walls are of my uncle Franc, who died during the war and of my Aunt Mara and other Uncle Franc, who lived in the farmhouse after the war, (and after very long spells…

A ten foot crucifix, hidden out of sight

This crucifix used to be planted on my Dad’s farm in Slovenia. Placed between two Linden trees, which are a symbol of Slovenia now, although during the war I’m not sure they were known for that then. I returned in November this year and was stunned to come across this magnificent crucifix hidden away, out of sight.  I asked why it was there and found out that after the war ended, the winners, (Partisan Communists) marched through the village shouting “death to the whites”. They also tore the crucifix down and threw it into the road. My father, his sisters…

Private view tonight in Amsterdam

Shutterhub are showing their Christmas open at the Art Hotel gallery in Amsterdam. The private view is tonight, if anyone is over there. I have one of my photos in the exhibition. I can’t go to the private view as it clashes with other things I have committed to here. I hope it goes well though. Its very exciting to think that this is the second time I have had either a show or a photo exhibited abroad. Below is a crop of the photo they selected for the exhibition  

2 photos in 2 exhibitions. Private views on the same evening!

I should count my blessings, its a great problem to have, to be selected for two exhibitions at the same time. They are both for London Photo Month and being exhibited with lots of other photos. Shutterhub has my photo of a wrapped up carousel and LIP is showing my new photo about my father and Slovenia, called forgiveness. I’ll be going to both private views of course!

2 new artworks- Forgiveness and Prayer to the devil.

  “Forgiveness” is a photo of my Dads farm, where he grew up, alongside a recent interview with him about his feelings about what happened to him after the second world war.. “Prayer to the devil” is actually a letter I wrote to the Pope, but the reference to the devil is in the letter itself.  I do worry that my letter might make me look a bit foolish, but it is actually how I feel and what I did. I received a kind reply but it doesn’t actually answer my questions, it suggests I go to a local priest….

Exhibiting in Barcelona!

1st July to 4th July 2018 at Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14 08019 Barcelona Spain Annual meeting of ESHRE. For scientists and the fertility industry. Fertility Fest 2018 have organised to be part of this conference and will be showing seven or eight artists on one of the floors of the building. I’m planning to do a minimal installation of a Childs bedroom, a couple of my doll photos and a hand made photo album of the whole doll photo collection. Really looking forward tom it as I love Barcelona. Barry is coming…

My project “Photos I’ll never take” is featured in the Stylist online.

Here is the link to see the article. I’m delighted to be in the article and have some recognition of my work.  They have featured a few of the artists appearing in fertility Fest 2018 https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/meet-the-artists-exploring-the-invisible-struggle-of-infertility-fertility-fest-2018/205895   Meet the artists exploring the invisible struggle of infertility 19 hours ago SHARE TWEET Written by Moya Crockett Moya is Women’s Editor at stylist.co.uk, where she is currently overseeing the Visible Women campaign. Carrying a tiny bottle of hot sauce on her person at all times is one of the many traits she shares with both Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton. Infertility is a subject that…

Showing my work at Fertility Fest Saturday 12th May

Looking forward to Fertility Fest and delighted to part of it. Its a wonderful supportive event that talks about fertility and modern families. It’s a much bigger event than in 2016. I’m presenting my art project “Photos I’ll never take”  on Saturday 12th May. This time, as well as photos, I’ll also have some videos. 150 artists are taking part and it runs for six days. It included a week long workshop in February, at the National Theatre, exploring fertility education, which I was proud to be part of, and also includes an exhibition in Barcelona in July, which I…

Webinar- “We are worthy”

Will be taking part in a webinar today. As part of the “We are worthy” summit.   Its from 5pm to 6pm. The event is run by Nicci and Andrew Fletcher, who publish a magazine called- “The childless not by choice.” Here is the link for the webinar-  https://weareworthysummit.com Here is the link for Fertility fest 2018- https://www.fertilityfest.com