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A Woman's Place - 2005-2007
 This site specific project spent three years exploring the archaeological and historical remains of an ancient nunnery, the Nunnaminster, in Winchester.  Bequeathed to Queen Alswitha, widow of King Alfred, on his death in 903 its existence remains largely unknown.  The project took inspiration from the imagined lives of the women who lived there 1000 years ago, making connections with the lives of women in the city in the early 2000s to create paintings, drawings, performance, stories, film projection and ultimately a concept for a permanent walk through public art installation which won two ArtPlus awards for excellence in public art.  To read about the project please click here.

The Site of the Nunnaminster
Blue Glass from archaeological dig 1984
The Book of Nunnaminster
St Cuthbert's Stole
Drawing of Abbess's staff from archaeological dig 1984
Top of Abbess's staff
A Women's Place II - Painting
A Woman's Place I - Painting
Dawn - Prime
Mid-morning - Terce
Noon - Sext
Mid-afternoon - Nones
Dusk - Vespers
End of Day - Compline
Throwing Cloth
Digital print from performance
Golden Cloth
Digital Print from the performance
Hidden Colour
A Woman's Day
Photograph of the perfromance
Digital Print for the performance
Projections into the site with performer
Photograph of Performance
Photograph from the performance
Projection on the Rocks
Digital print from performance
Digital print from performance
Digital print from performance
Digital Print from the performance
Digital Print - 'Do You Feel Like Dancing?'
Concept Map for Labyrinth
Concept drawing for labyrinth installation at site
Concept Model for labyrinth
Concept model for Labyrinth
Concept Drawing for Labyrinth
Concept drawing 2 for labyrinth
Concept Board for final installation
Technical Drawings for Public Art Installation
Technical Drawings for Public Art Installation
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