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 included: 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. In addition to this I assisted Mathew French's Chalk House and worked with artist & lime plaster Jue Sota to learn plastering skills.
I have developed projects with Custom Locavore Community Garden, Mother House Studios, artist Daniella Valz Gen and established a new production company called Cosmic Constructions with Isabel Pina Ferrier.
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.
Our work with Cosmic Constructions also includes peer learning opportunities under the frame of Learning the Long Way. The focus of this is encouraging & empowering more women & LGBTQIA+ people to participate in the realms of building & making. The project is underpinned by the ethos that it's good to do stuff together; benefiting our mental & physical health.