what it is to be there

an on-going exploration of place and grief


‘There’ is an area of ground in the Garw Valley, South Wales, next to a coal mine and school, neither of which exist today.

Working at the site of my baby’s grave has led to a forensic and spiritual connection with the earth and a bodily understanding of maternal and grief narratives.

The project is on-going. Please see ‘news’ for more information. Research and arts practice has been supported using public funding by  Arts Council England and the  Brigstow Institute.

This resulted inWhat it is to be There, a public facing document, produced by Associated Professor Lesel Dawson (University of Bristol)  and Julian Brigstock (Cardiff University), and a solo exhibition of works at The Factory, Porth in April 2023.