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Artist and wordsmith, whose work engages with issues of access, from acknowledged physical needs to perceived symbolic exclusions. After being selected as one of DAO's New Voices in 2011, Gini's online presence has become an integral part of her arts practice

Human Rights

31 July 2013


third in the series of Union Flag filled silhouettes, this one a woman with a quote from Dag Hammarskjold: Freedom from Frear could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights

I recycle words. We all do it. They say something different each time. I recycle images too. People used to do that as well, back when there was no sharp divide between image and word. Years ago I spent time in the theatre sketching rehearsals; a scary, fast-paced scribble of a task which I found exhilarating. Periodically I would revisit my stack of sketch pads and extract material for evolution into other states, for exhibitions and illustrations. Recently I found myself reusing images from...

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Everyday artist

30 July 2013


on a dark grey background the silhouette of a man without hands is filled in with the red, white and blue Union Flag and shows the text: 'human rights: the right to live like a human, the right to live' and a quote from Aung Sann Suu Kyi: the truest measu

Homegrown The Heroic in the Everyday Salisbury Arts Centre, 6th July- 18th August Hijack All Dayer - Free - Youth Arts festival My day had been long and full of potential stress and misunderstanding, the drive to Salisbury in the radiant heat of baked metal, was in a Friday rush hour, I was tired and prickly, but I travelled with anticipation. First held in 2011, the Arts Centre's exhibition of works by resident artists, workshop leaders and participants has been an annual success and...

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Just the weekend to review my Olympic legacy...

29 July 2013


on a dark grey background is the silhouette of a woman filled in with a portion of the Union Jack Flag. At her missing arm is a quote from Nelson Mandela: To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. And at her feet a quote from

I'm painting my decking, well not at this moment as its hard work and frequent bouts of horizontal recovery are necessary. As I paint, and no not its not exactly paint, more of a wood stain, I think about what's going on under the surface. It's a fair bet that the wood is rotting from the bottom up; I compare my decking to painted sepulchres and am suddenly embarrassed by a sticky wetness around my nether regions.  Years ago when my first child started moving himself around he...

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