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Practice in a Digital World

Back in January I was awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant to develop and adapt my work as an artist and collaborator during the pandemic and beyond. This project draws particular attention to the pandemics impact on the limited mobility of Disabled People in these extraordinary times!‘Practice ...

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Birdsong from Inobservable Worlds

I am thrilled to be one of the recipients of the latest Unlimited awards, partnering with the Wellcome Trust. I saw the shortlist of the amazing projects of other artists and feel lucky I was chosen. I must thank my lovely producer Caroline Cardus for her hard work putting ...

New Year Madness Sale Now On

It's time for the sales! Who wants some madness at a reduced price? Why not part exchange some of your sanity for a better deal. This year has been a year where our stock of madness has been stuck in the warehouse due to lockdown, and people have been force ...

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Moving forwards with Different Stories

Every museum’s collection has hidden stories, and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is no different. Despite the fact that our collection is from the recent past, we know that there are hundreds of untold tales hidden in the objects and ephemera we care for. It has long been a ...

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Audio Journal in November

I was 21 when I had to write one of those one or two sentence bio’s that sum up who you are as an artist for the first time. I had no idea what to put, in fact, I still find them incredibly difficult to write, but that’s not important. ...

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Crippen pays tribute to the irreplaceable Sian Vasey

Disabled activists have paid tribute this week to Sian Vasey – a much-loved, “multi-layered activist” who played a “pivotal role” in the disabled people’s movement for more than 40 years – who died last week.

Running Every Half Marathon in Europe and Other Doomed Endeavours

10 years ago, I sat down with two friends to write a ‘30 things to do before you are 30 list’. We had just come from a lecture called ‘How to Set Goals’, the lecturer who had also worked as a life coach encouraged us to always have an elaborate ...

The Damage of Repeating our Access Needs

What used to meet my access need is now my ultimate barrier I am the founder of Magical Women and I am crumbling. I used to be great at E-mails. That is, until people I worked with, would read my e-mails, and ask to see me in my office. They’d want ...

I Cannot Stand By and Watch this Happen Any More. How Can I Make Them See?

Neurodivergent and Magical Women artist, Gemma Abbott calls for an end to ableism towards Neurodivergent artists. The Effect of Lockdown on Worldwide Communities 2020 has been an interesting year so far. And watching from a distance, from within the walls of our houses, has helped to clarify some things. It has ...