AiR Exhibition at Craft Study Centre October 2010

 

Invite for the AiR exhibition private view at the Craft Study Centre

Invite for the AiR exhibition private view at the Craft Study Centre

Tracy Nicholls and I approached Professor Simon Olding, director of the Craft Study Centre, to discuss the possibility of getting space to exhibit all the craft-based artists in residence work as a way of celebrating and concluding our one year residencies from 2009 to 2010. He was very generous in offering us space throughout all the corridors, staircases, first floor landing overlooking the entrance and we were also able to clear out what would normally be the shop area temporarily replacing it with all our work in the main entrance for the duration of our exhibition. Our exhibition was included in the Craft Study Centre’s program of events brochure and Magdaline Odundo wrote an endorsement for the reverse side of our private view invites:

Reverse side of private view invite including an endorsement from Professor Magdaline Odundo

Reverse side of private view invite including an endorsement from Professor Magdaline Odundo

The craft-based Artists in Residence at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, celebrate the culmination of their year through this new exhibition.  A wide variety of glass, jewellery, ceramics and textiles is shown from a cohort of emerging and award-winning makers.

This group of resident artists have spent the last year working with students at the University, sharing their knowledge and working alongside academics to nurture the emerging talents on various courses, while continuing to develop their own professional and creative practice.

Participating artists have been recognized in prestigious events, winning awards at Ascot Hat Competition 2010, Goldsmiths Craft & Design Award, the British Glass Biennale and Bullseye Glass ‘E-Merge’ as well as a finalist at the RDS National Crafts Competition in Ireland. Along with these successes have been exhibitions in the USA and Europe as well as across the UK. 

This AIR exhibition speaks about the way in which these artists work, make and think by allowing the audience a sneak preview into their practice. With a streamed projection of documentary photography taken by the artists of their making process, they are able to answer the question of how these works make the journey from idea to creation.

Work by Kirsty Alman, Banu Bal, Jackie Denham, Shelley DoolanHannah FaceyNao FukumotoRosie JamesTara J. MurphyTracy Nicholls and Emma Yeo is presented.



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