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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

Missing Arts and Health in Wiltshire.

4 October 2014

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This quote from John W Gardner reads: If a society hopes to acheive renewal it will have to a hospitable envireonment for men and women; it will also have to produce men and women with the capacity for self renewal. The words are not easy to read, not bei

The day dawned; Conference day and I was unable to be there. Before I headed off to Japan, Sue Austin and I had worked together on a LinkUpArts presentation piece for Wiltshire Council. We had held conversations with Philippa and Faith of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team in Trowbridge. And Sue had filmed. I researched, wrote, planned and held supporting conversations, designed artwork and edited the whole thing down to around fifteen minutes. I felt a...

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Real people...

11 October 2014

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This quote from Vincent Van Gogh says 'normality is a paved road: its comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it' the random mix of upper and lower case black letters makes it a little hard to read. The words gradually fit into the the shape of the ba

Organising the conversations necessary for creating the Con.Text piece supporting the Arts and Health presentation Sue, Trish and I (with our LinkUpArts (LUA), hats on), made for Wilts. Council, was not the easiest task. Due to the timing, many of the relevant people were away on summer holidays. My connections to people who had themselves been educated in a special needs program, or to their parents and families was limited and mostly negative. Some of these people were now adults...

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Open letter to Ursula K Le Guin

24 October 2014

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Pen and ink drawing of an exageratedly cartooned witch complete with warts and wrinkles and a black cat. She stands infront of a hollow tree while a white mouse flees from the bottom right corner.

Dear Ursula, I'm hesitant to say this, but thank you... I think. There is every chance this will take you by surprise; it's what, ten years or more since you published the idea? (In 'The Wave in the Mind') But, you see, up until a few seconds ago I had no way of seeing it...so, thank you. Thank you for the concept of 'old woman'. I have been getting a bit anxious about the big black hole that looms on the horizon and feeling a bit out of control. I have spent time...

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