I am a freelance art writer and editor, currently living in Manchester and spending most of my time between the north of England and Berlin. In my 'Art Journal' with dateagleart, I document my thoughts and feelings about work that engages with the live debate of what contemporary art is today.
From December 2017 to February 2018, Castlefield Gallery in Manchester invited Cumbrian folk artist Peter Hodgson to present an unusual interpretation of a retrospective. In celebration of his lifelong commitment to evolving and sharing his craft, ‘Making, A Life’ centres around a fictional, household-like site as the framework for Peter’s diverse creative practice. ‘Making, A Life’ brings the curiosities of the closet, materialising as an eclectic array of cross-media interactions that spotlights Peter’s four-decade contribution to the arts and its influence on his peers.