I Am Active (Act 3) ?

July 18, 2011

If you would like to commission ‘I Am Active’ (Act 3) please contact me direct at: vowriterinresidence@gmail.com

For information about my current project ‘A Ploughed Heart’ please visit:

Writer in Residence at The George Eliot Collection (May 2011 – January 2012) http://desperatelyseekinggeorge.wordpress.com/

And the winners are…

April 8, 2010

Congratulations to Laura Kenwright, Catherine Edwards, Craig Ashley, Dom Breadmore and Marie Shaw who will all shortly receive their own copy of the Red Teapot Day book.

If you would like a copy visit the Red Teapot website for more details – the book will be on sale via the website and regional galleries:


Red Teapot Day Book Giveaway

April 7, 2010

I have five Red Teapot Day books to give away so if you couldn’t make Red Teapot Day last year but would like a copy of the book sent to you (FREE) post a comment below with your name and postal address (your address will NOT be made public on this blog). The first five people to comment will each receive a complimentary copy of the book. This 62 page book offers a round up and reminder of what went on at Red Teapot Day last year, as well as putting forward a few theories about art and artists that we hope will get you thinking and talking.

Lottie explains things

March 16, 2010

See Keir Williams’ short film about I Am Active (2) on You Tube:


Caught in the Act (2) at BITE SIZE

March 16, 2010

Here are a few members of the cast shot by photographer Alicja Rogalska at Warwick Arts Centre.

Publication Launch – 6/4/10

March 3, 2010

Coinciding with April’s Teapot Tuesday, the launch of the Red Teapot publication – which will be both a document of October’s Red Teapot Day and (hopefully) a provocation to further action – will be at Theatre Absolute’s Shop Front Theatre, City Arcade, Coventry on TUESDAY 6TH APRIL 2010 from 2pm.

The publication includes a short story by Clare Duffy ‘A play written on a hundred t.shirts’ . Clare’s story/response to I Am Active can be read here http://www.redteapot.co.uk/Red-Teapot-Day/

Please come along to debate with the RTD artists on our favourite topics (Critical Debate, Value, Networks & Spaces to make and show work) over a drink and some cake and collect your copy of the hot-off-the-press-tome in person.


Words make things happen

January 28, 2010

Post your comments on any action taken at  BITE SIZE here.

I Am Active (Act 2) – BITE SIZE festival 6/3/10

January 26, 2010

I Am Active is at the BITE SIZE festival at Warwick Arts Centre on Saturday 6th March 2010. For more details visit http://www.chinaplatetheatre.com/Bite-Size-Festival/The-2010-Programme/ Come on over and get active!

I Am Active – The Herbert 22/10/09

May 12, 2009

I strongly believe in showing not telling an audience anything and am well aware that I can’t always control how they will respond to the work. While my work might ultimately aim to change how people feel I would not choose to describe myself as an artist activist. Therefore this project interested me because it allowed me to investigate and test what the label artist activist might mean today.

Throughout this process two sentences have continued to resonate with me:

Words make things happen. How do spaces change words?

There is a long tradition of individuals using words on t shirts to bring about change. I AM ACTIVE is in part a response to that tradition. 

Jenna Hubbard performing ‘run into my arms’

Header/Photo: Anand Chhabra

If you are reading this because you were an artist delegate at Red Teapot Day http://www.redteapot.co.uk/Red-Teapot-Day/ I hope that you will choose to stay active, if you are reading this because you are interested in the project I hope that you will choose to respond to any t(ext) shirts you encounter.