In January 2021 I was awarded Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice project funding, affording me the time & resources to develop new trajectories in my arts practice focusing on sustainability within building & artistic production.
This work includes: studying Earthship design, studying at the School of Natural Building, completing short courses at Brighton Permaculture, practical experiments with cob, wattle & daube, foraged & found materials.
I have developed projects with Custom Locavore Community Garden, Mother House Studios, artist Daniella Valz Gen and establishing a new production company in collaboration with Isabel Pina Ferrier.
In addition to this I have been assisting Mathew French's Chalk House and worked with artist & lime plaster Jue Sota to learn plastering skills.
As well as developing skills for personal & global sustainability, I am also considering how this knowledge of materials & making connects to my performance practice. I'm currently interested in the history of the use of lime within the theatre and how concepts such as cradle-to-cradle, permaculture & foraging can inform new works.
Cosmic Constructions have also developed a peer learning platform, Learning the Long Way (LTLW), with a focus on encouraging & empowering more womyxn & LGBTQIA+ people to work in building & making. This project is underpinned by the understanding that it's good to do stuff together; benefiting our mental & physical health.