Extremely surprised and so happy to have won joint first prize at the HAY talent award in Denmark! The 34 finalists were each given a cabin to make their own (and even sleep in!) and over 4 days we presented our work to the visitors of Formland exhibition in Herning, as well as the HAY jury. It was an amazing opportunity to be part of a brilliant exhibition by HAY and to meet and live amongst the other finalists, whose projects were all fantastic. It was a brilliant experience, thank you so much to everyone involved for making it so much fun.
For Cloud in Hand, 2014
Gouache painting and tests
Cities of Ash on at g39 until mid september, above Map Tapestries and an installation by Colin Booth. More photos soon…
City of Ash, G39, Cardiff
I’m taking part with a number of my weavings in the group-exhibition “City of Ash” in G39-Artspace in Cardiff, UK
'Flexing the architectural imagination, the artists in Cities of Ash offer the god-like experience of model city panoramas found in civic museums or on observation decks of towering skyscrapers. They each engage in the pursuit of obscuring the urban experience with a fantasy veil, leaving glimpses between its brushstrokes.'
Curated by Sam Perry.
Preview 11 July 2014 6-9pm
12 July - 13 September 2014
Cloud in Hand
Indigo dyed silk, tencel, cotton
60 cm x 1.3 m
Cloud in Hand, 2014
Cloud in Hand, 2014
On the last day of weaving Cloud in Hand I took my loom out to The White Sea (Vita Havet), an exhibition space at my school Konstfack, which is where I have been studying Textiles in the Expanded Field for the last 2 years.
About the project:
Across time and place, people have been telling stories through weaving.
My Master’s project, an intricate weaving based on the poem The Coral Sea by Patti Smith, is a tapestry for the present. My design celebrates Smith’s luminous crafting of words to convey the physical world and aims to translate the tactile qualities of the poem into the tactile medium of weaving.
I believe that there is a need now in contemporary society for greater material knowledge. This work aims to put value into making and investigate interdisciplinary approaches to sharing material knowledge.
Weaving made between October 28th - November 10th 2013 on a journey through Greece/Italy on a Travis Meinolf laser loom (slighty adapted). Work in progress. The experiencing self vs the remembering self. Thinking, fast and slow. More soon…
I will be showing my series Map Tapestries from 6th- 8th December at the beautiful Observatorie Museet in Stockholm. Also being exhibited will be a new weaving, made on a backstrap loom on recent travels across Greece and Italy, as well as the process paintings and writing.
This pop-up exhibition is part of a larger art project by the Masters Textiles group at Konstfack. Going Public Making History is a group exhibition in which seven students exhibit their own works at a chosen place in Stockholm between 6-8 December 2013. The works are installed on Västermalmsgallerian, Medborgarplatsens Library, Södermalmstorg, Ballet Academy, Udda Fåglar, Kastellholmen and Observatoriemuseet.The exhibition explores new venues for the field of textiles. The artists have chosen locations that go in harmony with their practice, and also open up the spaces for meetings with new audiences. The works create a dialogue about contemporary textile art in a new and exciting context.
Please Note: Sadly The Observatorie Museet will be closing at the end of 2013 due to lack of funding. Built in 1756 and active as an observatory since, what does this closure mean about the role of observatories today and our values about observing in general?
Private view tour bus! Friday 6th 6- 9pm.Event details here- https://www.facebook.com/events/553773361374995/
I will be at the museum 12- 3pm on Sunday 8th.