What is the purpose of an artists’ residency? (mock presentation)

creative, fine art degree, inspiration

An artists’ residency is when an artist or creative is invited to work on their practice in a different environment, different studio and often a different community. The website ResArtis also says they are:

  • Enablers of creative process
  • Crucial to the arts ecosystem
  • Bridging different arts disciplines and non-arts sectors
  • Essential professional opportunities
  • Profile raising with ongoing artistic, social and economic impact

Fine Art degree

creative, fine art degree, inspiration

I have begun a new journey – studying a BA in Fine Art. It has felt like a tricky undertaking; as with any new experience, you carry a fear of disappointment, a fear to get started. But I am trying to immerse myself in the art, and I’m hoping that with every day I’ll feel more and more creatively inspired.

tracks to my summer ’17


It’s been a long summer, but somehow it has gone in a flash. From mid May to now, I’ve been mulling around – from Farnham to Dorking, a short holiday away, meeting up with friends and trying to get into a better mindset ready for September. All of this has been punctuated with music; a mix of new releases, nostalgic tunes or old tracks that I’ve only just discovered, this list of music is what’s shaped my summer, 2017.

the soundtrack to my year


I don’t know about anyone else, but for me songs are like bookmarks in my life. I can associate a song with an event, a feeling, a place, a friend. Songs become attached to my personal timeline, and listening to them can transport me back.

Here are the main songs that have stuck to me this past academic year, what they represent, and what I now feel when I listen to them