Sand crisis infographic

I came across a very useful infographic relating to the current sand mining situation (Fig.1). It had been shared on Twitter by Sand Stories (Fig. 2), who have previously promoted my work. It seems to be a thoroughly researched piece and I will be using some of the detail in my next talk at tonight's … Continue reading Sand crisis infographic

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Cornwall Today

To help promote my final show for Harena Now, I secured coverage in Cornwall's most popular county magazine, Cornwall Today. The video clip above shows the editorial within the magazine. Cornwall Today has a demographic that tends to be in the higher social grades (as defined by the National Readership Survey), which tend to be … Continue reading Cornwall Today

Beyond the Fields

As well as planning my final show and giving consideration to my final assignments, I have also been thinking about life after the MA. I don't want to lose the traction I feel I have started to gain in my practice and I hope to make new connections, particularly in Cornwall and within the disciplines … Continue reading Beyond the Fields

New artist statement

Having read the pointers from the Lensculture reviewer, I have now tweaked my artist statement for Harena Now so that it will be the same across all mediums. On my website it previously read: Harena Now investigates the global sand crisis through the use of alternative photographic processes. It aims to spark discussions about this … Continue reading New artist statement

Lensculture review

In June I entered the Lensculture Art Photography Award 2018. It's the first time Lensculture has run this type of competition. I wrote about how one of my images was chosen for the promotional gallery in a previous post - Lensculture Art Photography Awards 2018 - while I also decided to request a review of … Continue reading Lensculture review

Social media promotion – part 2

In my previous post Social Media Promotion - Part 1 I wrote about the reaction to the quote images I had made (using Canva) to attract more people to my project. In addition to these posts, I also shared other images using close-ups of some of the cyanotype pieces I am now using in the show. … Continue reading Social media promotion – part 2

Social media promotion – part 1

In the run up to my show on July 26, I have posted a selection of quotes relating to sand on my social media channels. They are as follows: They each contain a close-up of one of my show images and include a quote that relates to sand, from Blake's Auguries of Innocence poem written … Continue reading Social media promotion – part 1

Local press

A huge thank you to the Falmouth Packet for their support of my upcoming show. Having sent them my press release, they used it in the following article (Fig. 1: screen shot of part of website version): http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/leisure/eventsguide/16359140.josie-purcells-is-exhibiting-at-the-fish-factory-in-penryn/ I also sent my press release to Cornwall Live; BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Spotlight. My contacts at … Continue reading Local press

Model – to scale for next show

For my 'mini' Harena Now show at the Eco Park in June, I created on-screen layouts of how I wanted the one wall to look. At The Fish Factory, I have three walls to play with. In the panorama (Fig. 1) you can see these walls and notice that on the back wall there is … Continue reading Model – to scale for next show