In describing the following as ‘art books’, I don’t intend to make any great claims, simply to differentiate them from work whose function is research. These books are their own purpose and were written only because I wanted to write them.
Where We Dream is both a celebration of the long tradition of amateur theatre and a critique of the condescension with which it is regarded by public arts policy and administration.
Ageing comes to us all, if we are lucky, but it is the mixed blessing above all others: the fullness of years can bring frailty, illness, poverty and loss. Winter Fires asks how practicing art – or ‘artisting’, as I call it – can change how we experience old age.