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. 

You can follow my research (and life) via my instagram and my new collaborative website Cosmic Constructions website.  

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.