Notes from Glaveston (Final Post): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Week 9. This will be my final post in this series as my time in Galveston is coming to an end. My work in the anatomy department over the last couple of weeks reminded me however how much my visual practice – the sheer simplicity of drawing – helps me ‘think’ in a clear and Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (Week 8): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Week 8! Week 7 disappeared in a visit from a friend, complete with car, and an amazing (for an artist with a passion for the human form) voyage into the world of the University of Texas Medical Branch Anatomy Department! I stepped away temporarily from the Drawing Women’s Cancer box in order to see parts Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (week 6), Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Scratch everything I said last week about 70,000 biking incomers to the island this week… word is that there were over 400,000 extra people here over this last weekend! It would not surprise me at all if this were indeed the case as there seemed to be a sea of bikes from the seawall to Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (week 5), Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Galveston is gearing up for this year’s Lone Star Rally which is a four day ‘bikers’ festival beginning on Thursday this week. Over 70,000 people are expected to roll into this small island and party all weekend. I love on a main thoroughfare right in the heart of the action so I expecting the peace Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (Week 3): Jac Saorsa, Visiting scholar at the University of Texas

The air is cooler now in Galveston, there are clouds in the sky and the seabirds are not so bothered by swimmers and surfers in their territory. We even had rain the other day, hard, even torrential, somebody said we caught the tail end of a tropical storm. Plenty of  people  do still flock to the beaches however, Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (Week 2): Jac Saorsa, Visiting scholar at the University of Texas

Each day I walk either along the shore, or past beautiful Victorian architecture in the nationally acclaimed ‘historic district’, to the office I have been assigned at the Institute of Medical Humanities. (To be fair, I actually have two offices… the unofficial one is somewhere between the downtown coffee house, where I am becoming a Read the full article…

In and ‘Out of Focus’: IUAES Conference with Perspectives From 69 Nations (Conference Review)

Entering the foyer of the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester last week was an immersion into a world of multiple realities, cheek to cheek: expressed in the contrasting colours and cuts of  clothing, and the colliding cross rhythms of numerous languages.  This was the enormous and inspirational International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences (IUAES) conference, which Read the full article…

One Chapter at a Time

 James Allott’s latest post from Fremantle: Our Australian adventure is now in its  fifth week and we are avidly looking forward to our 3-day Drawing Camp ‘Down South’ next week. I feel like this week will take us into the next ‘chapter’ of our story here. The first chapter was a couple of really relaxed Read the full article…

Startspeak, Here and Now.

The latest from James Allott: This photo was taken by Patrick Carter, who, along with Tim Maley, is currently an artist in residence at Midland Junction Arts Centre. Both artists are part of the Startspeak project which I’ve written about in a previous blog post. The photo is of me imprisoned behind Pat’s jail bars. Read the full article…

A Dictionary of Feelings

James Allott’s latest post from Fremantle: While looking through my journal for blog content, I realised I’d written a lot about how I’ve felt throughout the exchange thus far. It’s good for both my professional and personal development. I then began to think about the Year 6 Self-Portrait Project back at Chickenley . The first Read the full article…