Coming soon - Virus Diaries

including Textile Artist Kas Williams and Ceramicist Jo Hannah on how the pandemic has influenced their practice.

Exploring emotional barriers

Beverly Ayling-Smith

torn apart 7-19 October 2020

This exhibition by textile artist Beverly Ayling-Smith is a collection of new work exploring the idea of emotional barriers through the metaphor of cloth: tearing, staining, mending and stitch.

To put this in context Beverly has kindly shared below content from her PhD exhibition in 2016 'The Language of Grief: cloth as a metaphor for loss'.

The body of studio artwork presented in the exhibition ‘The Language of Grief: cloth as a metaphor for loss’ was created during my PhD research project. The research addressed the question of why cloth is such an important material, treated in different ways, using various processes and manipulations to create artwork that connects with the unresolved mourning of the viewer. The body of studio artwork was accompanied by a written thesis, which not only documented my studio practice, but showed how the studio artwork had been informed by the written research and vice versa.

Dust of memory, video

Beverly Ayling-Smith, publications

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VIRUS DIARIES - B.R.E.A.T.H.E.

Kas Williams

Isolation has been an opportunity to learn new skills connecting in ways that I haven’t before. Right from the beginning I loved the peace of early morning walks through ghost town and down to the seafront and harbour......to be continued