Sally's interests lie very much within the visual arts and communication. Straddling multiple art forms, including writing, sculpture and film, her work focuses on concept, provoking thought and challenging societal norms.
Mad, bad, beautiful
Poetry, top hats, and heart-shaped sweets
Properly hilarious, beautiful and intelligent sketch comedy
Good at drinking, bad at dancing
Funny, if you like that sort of thing
A poetic tale of religion, love and misplaced devotion
Filling the void with drugs, diets and Ultimate Frisbee
Law, legacy, love
Not really the best of both worlds
Poems, GIFs and unfortunate technical problems
Knowledge is power
Good luck? Bad luck? Who can tell?
Brilliant, reflective and terrifyingly accurate political stand up
From growing up to grown-up
Bizarre, resourceful, foodie – a surreal step out of conventional comedy and theatre
For everyone who thinks they feel 'too much'
Theatre, performance art, sadistic voyeurism and utter desperation combine to imagine a live game show, where the winner takes all
Sometimes you have to take things one day at a time.
Comment posted on 13 July 2017
What an interesting issue to look into, particularly about what the former professional dancers you cited said about low weights in ballet. The point I picked up on primarily however, is the one you raised about ballet being a sport, dancers needing to fuelled, let us not forget that a calorie is essential a unit of energy anyway. You might find looking at the Minnesota Starvation Experiment useful, it showed that once calorific intake is cut and weight is reduced that symptoms of an eating disorder naturally present in once sound of mind and body individuals - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25782294 . The Beat website has some excellent statistics on eating disorders too including funding and perception - https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-beat/media-centre/information-and-statistics-about-eating-disorders . Fantastic piece, would be lovely to see more of your Arts Award work!
Comment posted on 6 June 2017
I do understand what you're saying and you raise an important point that I hadn't explicitly discussed above but I think the emotional side and logical side both feed into each other. It's not pragmatic to allow those vulnerable within society to suffer, nor is it to sit tight and hope for the best whilst voting for a system that exacerbates the problem. Even those who financially may benefit from a Tory government must ask themselves whether they can then afford to pay private sector prices for things that were once free, such as medical care. Whether we're aware of it or not, we all live in our own versions of reality and that is an easier thought than that we might be one or two pay checks or life choices away from crisis and in need of compassion and care.
Comment posted on 26 March 2016
What a great blog! A really interesting topic, and something that resonates with me personally too. I actually took 3 arts subjects at GCSE, textiles, art and photography, and they taught me so much more than one might expect. Like you, I learnt how to think critically, observe things beyond first glance, and I believe they opened me up emotionally too. I went on to do textiles A Level, and it taught me so, so much. Things that I think I simply couldn't have learnt from other subjects. Do you plan to progress into the creative industries within your further education?
It sounds like you had a great time at the exhibition. What did you learn from it? Were there elements of it that you didn't enjoy so much? You mention comic books, is this something you're interested about too? Thanks for posting!
It's so nice to see these things finally written down. I totally agree with you though, not caring about what others think is so integral to personal happiness, something which I haven't quite mastered yet! Equally, it's important to respect other peoples' opinions, and take on board what they offer you. Embracing change, as hard as it might be, is also key. Life gets in the way of things sometimes, and the most significant thing to do, in my opinion, is to have empathy for yourself and others.
Comment posted on 25 March 2016
This is great! I love seeing scrapbook style portfolios. I think they can be a great way to express not only the things you've seen, but the general atmosphere and emotions felt when at the galleries - something which you've captured really well. Your portfolio looks really personal, and will be something for you to treasure for years to come. I'd love to see some more of your work, be that visual, or written!
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