As an artist, an employee and the mother of a 3-year-old child my performance practice has had to adapt in reaction to needing to fulfil all three roles. I have responded to this by creating a group performance featuring members of my family reflecting the daily routine of our lives where I continually spin a single plate on a stick throughout the routine. My action is intended to be a visual metaphor that represents me trying to maintain a continual life balance and attempting to do more than one thing at a time. Nicola is currently researching and developing a mass plate spin event for families and home performance visits that are planned for 2018. Nicola has undertaken artist residencies in Finland, China, Berlin, UK & created a residency programme supported by Arts Council England. In 2017 she developed an international artist residency exchange for families titled: ‘We Are Resident’ in partnership with Islington Mill, Salford, & the Artists’ Association, Finland.