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England by Emily Gibson 2013

England (2013)

In the fourth year of austerity, after a series of already brutal measures, Osborne introduced the bedroom tax.
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Wanting by Emily Gibson

Wanting (2003)

In 2003 the documentary filmmaker, Nick Broomfield made, Aileen: Life and death of a serial killer. I was really impacted by her story, the brokenness of her life and what chance did she ever really have….

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Wake Up by Emily Gibson, 2021

Wake Up (2021)

In 2021 I realised that doing nothing with my artwork was becoming increasingly unacceptable. I needed to step up, wake up and get out there. Here I am.
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Mindless (2022)

Much is out of balance in our world.  As long as this is the case, we are on a very dangerous trajectory. Patriarchy’s obsession with inflating the rational mind as the only path to acquiring knowledge,…

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Initiation (1998)

In 1997 I took a road trip across the states – ending up living in San Francisco for a year. Whilst there, someone told me about a course for women in Oregon called ‘Into the Mystery’….

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Vision Quest I (2003)

In 2003, I engaged in a six-month shamanic programme. Shamanism speaks to me, holding all aspects of being – mind, body, emotions and spirit. One part of the course was a 24-hour vision quest. Being alone…

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Space by Emily Gibson

Space (2002)

I am continually blown away that we live on a planet that orbits a sun amongst countless galaxies.
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Smoking by Emily Gibson

Smoking (1999)

Smoking is an insidious habit and one I found very hard to give up. After many attempts, I finally quit… properly (2019). Occasionally I dream that I have smoked a cigarette and I am very upset with…
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Vision Quest II (2004)

In 2004 I signed up for another six-month programme. This time the Vision quest was for three days and three nights. No food, just water, which I boiled on my fire from time to time with…
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Richard Drax, 2022

Driving to Dorset on the A31, you will witness a three mile stone wall, where statues of a stag and lion crown the gateways to the estate. You may wonder who lives here. Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax,…

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Cultural Myth (2023)

Eve’s ‘fall from grace’ in the Garden of Eden consolidates the myth of separation and the binary world of ‘othering’, where ‘good and and evil’ are constantly in conflict.
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As we navigate the divisive watters of democracy versus autocracy, social freedom is never to be taken for granted.
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The Landlord

Inspired by Nick Hayes’ book, The Book of Trespass – a searing review of how we came to be excluded from 92% of English land.
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