The everyday has a certain strangeness
St Peter’s Church
6 – 14 July 2019
11 am – 5 pm
If you are in Cambridge please join us during the opening day on Saturday 6 July
I am pleased to be showing in an exhibition in the tiny St Peter’s Church, next to Kettles Yard in Cambridge together with Alessandra Taccia, Sarah Kaye-Rodden, Yasuyo Harvey, Olivia Fiddes, Faye Milburn and Patrizia Sascor.
‘The Everyday has a certain strangeness’ is an independent art exhibition: a collective of seven artists from different backgrounds, using disparate media find common ground in the everyday. Set in the stillness of St Peter’s church (next to Kettle’s Yard house and gallery), the church functions as a graceful, imperfect white vessel for the artworks.’
Quoditian materials are evocative because of their everyday nature. We can all relate to them and summon up their feeling or scent so easily. They can be disposable; paper is so familiar that it’s often easy to forget that it is a precious material in its own right. Making paper by hand from cotton rag or other fibres reminds us of its value as a material very different from its mass-produced cousin.
I was inspired by the familiar mass of buttercups and other wild flowers outside St Peter’s Church and the simple flowers in the stained glass windows, to make work echoing this cool, green yellow by dyeing my paper with weld. Weld is one of our oldest dye-plants and would have been well known by the original users of the church. To me the colour is calm but joyful and appropriate to the beautiful simplicity of the building.
Other exhibitions coming up are:
9 – 15 September 2019 Past and Present Tense, The Crypt Gallery, London
22 October – 11 November 2019 Lines etc, One Paved Court, Richmond, London
Invitations and more information will be sent nearer the time but please save the dates.
15 – 18 July 2019 Papermaking with natural colours, West Dean. More information and booking
26, 27 & 28 July 2019, short papermaking workshops with Hole & Corner at Port Eliot Festival. More information and booking
Looking ahead to 2020….
16 – 20 Feb 2020, 4 day papermaking course at West Dean as part of Earth Matters: Materials Week
For a more behind the scenes look at what is going on please find me on Instagram