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© 2018 by monica-shanta

June 9, 2019

My piece 'Oprah Winfrey Is My Mother' at Credition Arts Centre is a part of the 'Care Trail' Exhibition opening in Crediton tomorrow. Everyone is invited to the Opening, starting at the Turning Tides Tea Room at Crediton Train Station at 2pm till 6pm, with shuttle buses to the other venues of the exhibition trail.

See the Care Trail Exhibition Guide at here for further information about the exhibition and all of the art works.

Photo: Catherine West

March 21, 2019

A lovely day at Plympton St Maurice Primary School, near Plymouth, doing silk painting inspired by Indian textile designs, with Year 5 students. It is the fifth year that I have visited Plympton, and the big silk paintings, made each year will all the children of year 5, all look beautifully impressive displayed along the school corridor.

January 7, 2019

Just days away, on the 12th January at 1.30 I will be leading a digital animation workshop for 12 to 16 year olds at RAMM, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, in Exeter. We will be Re-imagining the journey's of objects in the museum as they travelled from their original homes, across the globe, to their new lives in Exeter.

Gerald the Giraffe travelled to Exeter after being hunted in 1901 on the plains below Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. You can read the gory details at RAMM Collections.

 To book for the workshop go to the RAMM web site

October 19, 2018

The Re-Boot exhibition will be in St Stephen's Church on Exeter High Street. I am curating this exhibition for Daisi and it will be running from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October to compliment the Reboot AR Display on Paris Street, and in celebration of 20 years of Daisi.

October 19, 2018

I have been lucky to be one of the 4 artists and 1 poet working on this Exeter heritage project. Follow AR trigger points on Paris St, Exeter (with the HP Reveal app on your phone) to view animations created with me by students at St James Science and Sports College, Clyst St Mary Primary School, and young people at the Atkinson Home and with the Pelican ProjectExeter.

October 19, 2018

Just incase you wonder what might happen at a '(Cake) Stall of Alternative Thoughts' the proceedings of the 9th SAR Conference have been published, and you can take a look on page 108. https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/512748/512749

October 3, 2018

An animated doodle in anticipation of two workshops I will be running at RAMM in Exeter in November and January, as part of their 2019 'Migration' theme.

September 30, 2018

Laura Denning’s ‘Hydrosapien’ - the Silent Choir performance for Plymouth Art Weekender. The sounds of the two vocalists bounced back to us across the whole harbour. It was mesmerising to both watch and to be a part of. A really uplifted experience to be involved in.

September 28, 2018

Very happy to be one of the Silent Choir for these performances of Laura Denning’s 'Hydrosapien'. It promises to be a powerful experience for all who come to see it!

First performance tonight.....

August 26, 2018

Another DAISI 'Re-Boot' Family Workshop creating Wishing Scroll Amulets, this time at St Nicholas Priory, Exeter. A wonderful building, I definitely recommend a visit. And John, a Master of the 'Worshipful Society of Apothecaries', kindly added an historical range of Apothecarists' Boxes to my display for the workshop.

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