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                                 Art & Land Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                    















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Teaching and Workshops

In my teaching, various workshops or wonder embodied offerings, I utilize theoretical, artistic, and experiential proficiencies gained from the long term sustained art practice and research. I teach across a range of pedagogical settings—both formal and informal.

I have considerable expertise encompassing the comprehensive spectrum of artistic skills and duties requisite for roles such as lecturer, tutor, facilitator, and workshop leader. My instructional repertoire spans diverse domains, from drawing and sculpting with clay to engaging in cooking, food preservation, fermentation, or seeds- saving -sharing, or experimental embodied practices and organizing immersive experiences such as foraging walks and multispecies encounters, meals, feasts and meditations.  

I developed an innovative undergraduate strand (program of workshops) titled "Multispecies Thinking and Making," designed to immerse students in varied performative and socioecological practices, fostering engagement with multifaceted concepts and interconnected Multispecies Worlds. My teachings and workshops employ and engage methodology centered on World building through technologies of Land Practice with its forms for thinking and making. These experimental and experiential pedagogical techniques employ an open, improvisational framework influenced by somatic practices, anarchic avant-gardes, forest schooling, and Beuys’ concept of Warmth Work and Social Sculpture.



Documentation of selected workshops and teaching:

                                                     
Foraging for ART 
 2 day immersive workshops, Newcastle University 2023





PLANTSONG Event- final performative and participatory happenstance of the Multispecies Thinking and Making Strand
 December 2023




CRASH course in setting up DIY art spaces2023

Workshop delivered in collaboration with Maya Wallis and Hannah Christy at Newcastle University  





                                                                          Multispecies Thinking and making Strand Workshops 2023




                                                                    Multispecies Encounters 2022

Foraging walk and workshop for the Figures that Sway ( Rosie Morris and Harriet Sutcliffe), Tynemouth Priory.

All pictures are by Rosie Morris



Green Fingers Forum

2021-ongoing

This project is a collaboration with Professor Irene Brown in instigating and running the Green Finger Forum; a community of students and staff who have transformed a barren yard in a NU buildings into a garden of edible and medicinal plants and a vibrant hub for discussion, skill building and community food gatherings.

https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/greenfinger/




Multispecies Thinking and Making Strand, series of workshops 2022
The workshops included balm making, somatic practice, performative exercises, collective drawing, hapa zome, rain sound devices making, microgreens growing, cooking, field trips and more,




The Birth of the Balm Forest, final event of MULTISPECIES THINKING AND MAKING STRAND 2022,




‘What the Garden wants? 2022 Berwick Baracks 

Immersive workshop with Sabina Sallis and Magdalena Starska. This was an experimental offering using movement, contemplation and creative activities to deeply and careful listen and develop awareness of the site. It was an imaginative invitation to  savour the terrain, with experimental orientation and mapping of the site and the creation of a tablecloth made using handmade and natural dyes for a feast of wild crafted delights. 

Pictures coming soon




                                                                   Multispecies Thinking and Making, strand workshops 2021.
The series of workshops included collective balm making, performative exercises, somatic practice, experimental storytelling ,deep listening exercises,  field trips and site visits, kimchi making, environmental constellations and readings and more. 



Slow Return Humus Sound Activation

Workshop with Sabina Sallis and Joe Sallis, for Ad’s Minoliti the Feminist School of Painting at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead 2022

Reciprocal Respiration,
Workshop with  Sabina Sallis and Catherine Sarah Young of Multispecies Visionary Institute for Ad’s Minoliti the Feminist School of Painting at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead 2021 




BIOM- Becoming Indigenous Organism Mystic
 2021

Gymnasium Gallery
Pictures coming soon