Keeping it relevant. Quotes from my performance may change: planning for PGR Drawing Research Network Conference 2018

“And, while I’m asking questions- why am I exposing my single-breasted self to you now, above a pop up shop next door to Poundland? What’s life modelling got to do with it?”

This was a line in my script included specifically for the Southend version of Truth is Beauty, at TOMA (The Other MA)’s pop up shop in Royals Shopping Centre.

Previous lines have been “on the coldest day of the year” (The Women’s Art Library, on a snowy day in March – remember back then? when we thought the cold would never end?)

On Tuesday I shall be performing once more, this time at the PGR Drawing Research Network Conference 2018 at Loughborough University: Practice and Drawing//Diverse Perspectives: examining possibilities for drawing in practice-led research. So this weekend I’m trying to decide on an appropriate line to drop in, to make it Loughborough relevant.

Info/ booking for conference


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About claire collison

Writer, photographer, creative facilitator, and breast cancer survivor, I am currently Artist in Residence at the Women's Art Library (WAL) My first novel was a finalist in the Dundee Book Prize, and my short stories and poetry have appeared in print and online. In 2015 I was awarded second place in the inaugural Resurgence Prize, the world's first eco poetry competition, judged by Sir Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald, and Jo Shapcott. This blog began as a space for words generated on my walking/writing workshops at the Mary Ward centre in Bloomsbury - Writing the City (WTC). WTC has since grown to include many other venues, including the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Barbican, the River Rom, Southwark Woods, Aylesbury Estate, and most recently, as part of Walking Women festival, An Intimate Tour of Breasts. I have worked with Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, as the recipient of the first Max Reinhardt Literacy Award, designing teaching resources; and for The Photographers' Gallery, helping school children develop visual literacy as part of 'Seeing More Things'. If you would like me to design a workshop or walk for you, please be in touch!
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