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Home and Art: creating, performing and researching home.

At the beginning of May I gave my first ‘public’ conference paper at the Home and art: creating, performing and researching home workshop organised by the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London at the Geffrye Museum. It was an interesting, … Continue reading

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Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones

I heard Sheila Hicks speak at Whitechapel Gallery last autumn and realised that although I was familiar with her name I was unfamiliar with her work, I had seen images of her giant installations and am familiar with the small … Continue reading

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Women and Domesticity: What’s your perspective? – Domestic Duster Project

I have a number of issues surrounding the perpetuation of the bond between women and textiles, but I can not deny it exists and that it remains pertinent. I received information about this project a while ago and have now submitted my … Continue reading

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Home – Adeline de Monseignat, Ronchini Gallery, London

Images of the work can be found on the gallery’s website: http://www.ronchinigallery.com/archives/mostre/adeline-de-monseignat-home De Monseignat’s work is a must see for me.  She overtly references the Uncanny and her practice actively employs textiles, along with other materials, to do this. This … Continue reading

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Kettle’s Yard

I have promised myself a visit Kettle’s Yard for a long time, at the weekend I finally made it. Given I live within an hour’s drive why did it take so long? The visit was one of the pleasantest afternoons … Continue reading

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Boro – Somerset House

Boro describes a genre of indigo dyed, hand sewn, Japanese historical textiles. Characteristic of Boro are the signs of wear and repair which emphasise their utilitarian, historical and social origins, a limited colour palette (resulting from political restriction on the use … Continue reading

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Annie Turner

I visited this exhibition at someone else’s suggestion. It is out of my comfort zone and my direct field of interest, yet nevertheless interesting. Turner works with clay and her practice is a response to place – the river Deben in … Continue reading

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