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Global Reactive 2017 exhibition

All artwork for Global Reactive 2017 inspired by Taro Aizu's poems. Taro kindly presented me with a copy of My Fukushima

Taro Aizu, renown Japanese poet, has released a book of poems about the area he was born in, Fukushima, post-tsunami and still reeling from the consequences of the Daiichi nuclear disaster. Interviewing people in shelters and temporary accommodation, Taro has used their experiences and his own to inform his poetry. Not all is negative; there… Continue reading Global Reactive 2017 exhibition

Waiting for Water

Waiting for Water - UN.Water's World Water Day

Waiting for Water – made to support UN.Water’s World Water Day

Waiting for Water - UN.Water's World Water Day
Waiting for Water – UN.Water’s World Water Day

With no infrastructure to bring safe water to families, it is usually the women who are responsible for fetching water, sometimes walking miles to bring containers from muddy rivers. The health risks of poor sanitation and the hours wasted mean that for many women and young girls they miss out on opportunities of work, education or having time to take care of their children.

When we have the luxury of water on tap, rain can seem a bit of a nuisance. Unfurling umbrellas, we dash, heads down, to avoid getting wet. What if we too were waiting for the freedom of water to come to us?



World Toilet Day Be a Thinker Detail

Be a Thinker  I was aware of issues of lack of sanitation globally, but it wasn’t until my daughter came home from school saying her birthday was on World Toilet Day, that I knew such an event existed. We got on the internet and started searching for more information.  I was unaware of the peripheral issues,… Continue reading Be a Thinker – WORLD TOILET DAY

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