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Take Five with Laura Hepworth

Posted on 19 June, 2019 at 4:00 Comments comments (1)



Laura Hepworth is a Conceptual Artist whose work explores process through themes of creativity and connection utilising drawings, painting, printmaking, large scale sculpture and installation as a means to transform the familiarity of the everyday into what is perceived as uncanny. 

Laura graduated in 2015 from University for Creative Arts, Canterbury wi...
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Take Five with Charlotte Zalepa

Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 9:55 Comments comments (0)


Charlotte Zalepa is the award winning jeweller behind Chalk Designs. Much of her work is inspired by nature, both in subject and in the slow and unhurried process of the wax carving which is the starting point for creating her beautiful pieces. Also inspired by her commitment to the world around us, Charlotte uses recycled silver as her material of choice. She has also joined forces with eth...
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Who was your Favourite Teacher?

Posted on 4 October, 2018 at 4:50 Comments comments (0)


Most people have a favourite teacher, that person who lit a spark, opened up new possibilities and has remained an influence.  Mine was Miss Teagle, tall, slim, in sensible shoes and tailored suits in safe colours with discreetly patterned blouses.  Her accessories were neat and her only concession to ornament was sparkling brooches.  She ...

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Put On Your Dancing Shoes

Posted on 13 September, 2018 at 11:40 Comments comments (0)


Public speaking hasn’t always been something I found comfortable. I could do it, but I had to work at it to control my nerves.


My natural habitats are the coaching room and the tango dance floor. Those are the two places where I feel most naturally and easily “in flow”. When I am dancing, I feel energised, confident, open to possibility, ready to...

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Why the arts matter to me

Posted on 9 August, 2018 at 6:40 Comments comments (0)


Photo: John Haynes


I was once at a conference looking at how the creative industries can deal with the cuts in arts funding, with a particular focus on theatre. We were put into small working groups and to break the ice, we were asked to tell each other about that moment, that experience which turned us on to the arts. There were some great stories about p...

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