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New work for March 2019

At long last I have been able to do some new work (abstracts this time). I have made three images in total, which are combined media works. They began with painting and physical manipulation (sanding), which I did last Autumn, and today I completed them using digital techniques. This has become ...

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heckled by his own phone

collage from axe-throwing as a first date. to see more go to joey 1981 on flickr

Sharing event and exhibition in Shrewsbury

To round off the Arts Council England funded research trip that Tanya-Raabe Webber has been on around the UK and Finland, there will be a Sharing Day and Exhibition in Shrewsbury. Places for the Sharing Day are limited, but the exhibition launch is open to all on Friday 12 April ...

The Story So Far

Hi, my name is Letty McHugh, I’m an artist and a writer and one of the recipients of the Emergence Bursary. I wanted to write an introduction post to my practice and the project I’m working on for the bursary, but I’ve been putting it off for two weeks because ...

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Introduction to my practice

In this first blog post I am going to answer a few questions about my practice, to give some insight into my work. In future posts I will be documenting my making, thoughts and experiences throughout the Emergence project. What photographic processes do you like to use and why? I work ...

My New Memoir

MY MEMOIR. How & Why I’m sitting here trying to remember how my memoir actually came about. I think, because of the life I’ve had – being born with a flat nose and cleft palate, not being able to talk properly until I was 10, and having mental health issues (some of ...

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My Atypical Experience

A few years ago I heard about an artist who put on a solo show while housebound by chronic illness. All her dealings with the gallery, including the installation and opening, were done through Skype. After hearing about her success at breaking the housebound artist to gallery barrier I began ...

The more you try to erase me the more I will appear

  My apologies for the long period between blogs, (for anyone out there taking notice!) but I have had a long period of being incapacitated. Spending days and even weeks in isolation and darkness, in pain and not sleeping can be very challenging ...

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Introducing my practice…

I've had a passion for printmaking since I was a teenager, when I was introduced to the haunting but beautiful work of artists like Kathe Kollwitz and Otto Dix. Like many printmakers it's the tactile nature of printmaking that I love and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate ...

Photograph of a dog

It was hard to say goodbye

Trigger warnings: Death. Not my best poem, but these furry best friends do know how to leave a hole in our hearts. Rest in Peace, Morgan! You were my furry best friend, We had a strong bond, you and I, We were like two peas in a pod, So it was very hard to say ...