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  • Objects talking

    October 26, 2014 Objects talkingOriginally posted here In a recent series of workshops in a community setting, I have been intrigued to observe many of my ideas about the importance and value of objects being not only confirmed but enriched and extended. My training and background in art therapeutics mean that I am always prepared for workshops to carry emotional undercurrents for ... read more...
  • Object-ive therapeutics

    October 15, 2014 Object-ive therapeuticsOriginally posted here Today The Museum seeks to follow on from the excerpts from Philipa Perry’s article on transitional objects, which was posted a few blog posts back. In doing so I delve back to an article I wrote as a special feature for The Palette Pages entitled ‘Art As Healing?’ here. In it I explore my own ... read more...
  • The Willard Asylum Suitcases

    October 8, 2014 Originally posted here The Willard Asylum suitcases are an inclusion to The Museum suggested by conceptual object artist Dawn Cole who works on WW2. www.dawncole.co.uk This is an incredible collection – apparently 400 suitcases of former patients of the asylum, found in the attic of the building several decades later in 1995. It’s suggested that these are the possessions patients ... read more...
  • The Gift – by Kate Murdoch

    October 6, 2014 The Gift – by Kate MurdochOriginally posted here Riches are arriving at The Museum door in quick succession and the past few days have seen a lot of activity and interest in the project to create a forum for ideas and a resource for artists working with objects. Last night ‘The Gift’ arrived from one of The Museum’s earliest supporters and inspirations, ... read more...
  • Current ideas and explorations around objects – Kate Morgan Clare

    October 5, 2014 Current ideas and explorations around objects – Kate Morgan ClareOriginally posted here The Museum is particularly pleased to host a blog post by Kate Morgan Clare, who is near completing a six year part time BA degree in Fine Art at Herefordshire College of Art. Her blog weaves in personal reflection with critical thought derived from her studies and she draws on many of the ideas the ... read more...
  • Object artist or hoarder?

    October 4, 2014 Object artist or hoarder?Originally posted here A pilot session for a new series of workshops I will be leading with Claudia Figueiredo beginning in January 2015 (under the whizzy title ARTicles) recently yielded an unexpected question. Unpacking a small suitcase of objects – which relate to my ongoing project Barcelona in a Bag – in front of a group was ... read more...
  • Evocative Objects – Book Review by Kate Murdoch

    October 3, 2014 Evocative Objects – Book Review by Kate MurdochOriginally posted here Another Happy first for The Museum and it’s a double! A first post from Kate Murdoch feels like something of a coup and a first book review is equally significant. I am in constant awe at the calibre of contributors to the Museum and delighted at the variety of post that is emerging. It ... read more...
  • The ties that bind us and a failure to link up…

    October 1, 2014 The ties that bind us and a failure to link up…Originally posted here Cross pollination at the Museum for Object Research! Object artists have been stepping up to blog about their work and now Elena Thomas has blogged in response to the Museum’s latest post about ‘transitional objects’ on home turf over at her a-n blog Threads. This is exactly what the Museum has been hoping for – ... read more...
  • Philipa Perry Talks Teddy for The Independent Newspaper

    September 30, 2014 Philipa Perry Talks Teddy for The Independent NewspaperOriginally posted here Thank you to Jenni Dutton for suggesting a highly relevant article as a source of information for the Museum. In her piece, psychotherapist Philipa Perry talks about ‘transitional objects’ in the context of managing transitions and our ability to navigate between inner and outer worlds. I hope the theme of objects as emotional containers ... read more...
  • Dancing From Fright by Neil Armstrong

    September 23, 2014 Dancing From Fright by Neil ArmstrongOriginally posted here Neil Armstrong’s post combines a beautifully rendered and powerful portrait with a fantastically rich and eloquent analysis of his process and symbolism. As with previous contributors I hope this will be the first of many. DANCING FROM FRIGHT… …is the title of a Paul Klee 1938 watercolour (always a man with a good title) and ... read more...