INTERWOVEN @ South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell. January 20th - March 3rd 2024 Ceramics, Glass, Sculpture, Jewellery and Metalwork, Mixed Media and Textiles. All welcome to Meet the Artists and Q and A on Saturday February 3rd 11am - 2pm Further details below
I am a multi-disciplinary artist working with textiles and found objects.
For this residency I am interested in the historical natural world of Bracknell, in particular the underground waterways.
The questions I am asking are:
How do the two South Hill Park lakes relate to the waterways?
Where is their source?
Where does the water go?
What happened to the middle lake?
The journey of the water will be documented with photography and water samples.
My response to South Hill Park as a Centre for the Performing Arts is highlighting the inevitable waste it must incur on a day to day basis.
Courtesy of Tony James, Technical Manager at SHPK, I have salvaged end of life spotlights from the Wilde Theatre. I was also able to take advantage of a costume grab of wardrobe items that were past their best which opened to the public for a few days.
By reducing them as far as possible down to their most basic parts I have remodelled both using techniques available to me as a textile artist thus making visible all the component parts that would otherwise be landfilled and not reused.
By considering waste as a plentiful resource, I believe we should now be benefitting from its careful harvesting and reprocessing, thus embracing a Circular Economy approach.
INTERWOVEN Part 2