Paper Workshop

Clare and I held our second workshop ‘Paper’ yesterday in the wonderful space above Clare’s studio. There were 13 artists altogether which meant for some interesting conversations and collaborations. We were joined by Ron Wright who gave a really interesting talk about his time as a Papermaker at Dover’s Buckland Mill. This spurred us on…

Mary Stark

I met Mary Stark at a White Cube/Dark Cube, a symposium held at the Sidney Cooper Gallery yesterday. Stark is interested in “exploring the filmstrip as textile material” and sees film as thread. Her work was presented in a paper by Cathy Rogers on film outside the cinema. The symposium was really interesting and provided much…

There in spirit

Fabulous and generous mention on Ruth Geldard’s a-n blog. Clare “invited me to an experimental and collaborative workshop with other artists in a shed, with materials and thread. I looked forward to this immensely and prepared four canvases in preparation. And then fate in the shape of a large sink hole on the M2, conspired…

Mesh, threads, lines

For our first artist to artist workshop exploring line, meshwork, and threads we were joined by Gwen Hedley, Claire Manning and Bev Williams. Among other topics, we talked about objects vs. things (cf. Ingold, 2010) and whether objects were a bit like mathematical points. I was interested in the idea of creating a line through…