Finally getting settled in here at the Australian National University, Textiles Workshop. Have had an amazing week meeting artists, staff and students. We have a wonderful community of three visiting artists all based within the Textiles workshop.

Beginning to explore work that has evolved on from Family Trees to birds. I realised that the birds are the first things I hear when I wake up every morning. The bird chorus is the first thing that reminds me that I am here in Australia and not back home in Cumbria.

Have I also flown South for the Winter?

I started today to make drawings and marks which reference the bird song – exploring the intervals, highs and lows of the song through mark making. This has begun to be taken to stitch.

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