Artist in Residence | A Live Printing Performance by Kate Owens
2PM - 3PM (BST)
Join our Artist in Residence, Kate Owens, for a live performance of her unique practice combining block printing with choreographed movement. During this event Kate will be using an innovative print-block-shoe technique to walk across fabric, using her body weight to transfer ink to the cloth. Through this printing method, the textiles will become an intimate record of the physical making experience. This event is free to attend, with the opportunity to make a voluntary donation* to Crafts Council UK or Textile Arts Center, New York.
Experimental Drawing with Tutors from The Royal Drawing School
3PM - 5PM (BST)
Stephanie Forrest and Rosie Vohra, practising artists and
tutors from The Royal Drawing School, London, will lead a
workshop exploring the notions of Flux and Flow through
ink drawing and collage. Drawing from observation, words
and imagination, and later re-purposing these drawings
through collage, the workshop will embrace uncertainty and
encourage chance in the creative process. Tickets cost £15.
Craft of Use: Confronting consumerism through how we dress with Kate Fletcher
6.30PM - 7.30PM (BST)
Join Kate Fletcher, Research Professor, Author, Consultant
and Design Activist as she leads a talk exploring our
ongoing use of garments. In this evening event, Kate will
explore how we might dress in our uncertain, climate-changing times, with lightness, imagination and principle. A
Q&A will follow the talk. Tickets cost £20.
Artist in Residence
This year, we have partnered with the Crafts Council, the national charity for craft, to invite an Artist in Residence to explore the theme Flux & Flow and showcase their work throughout the Virtual Creative Residency.
We are pleased to announce that textile artist Kate Owens has been selected. Over the past four years Kate has been experimenting with traditional block printing and the sculptural possibilities of the print block, recently replacing the block with a wooden sandal. Her studies in sculpture at the Royal College of Art have informed her practice and this is evident in her approach to scale and her unique combination of print with choreographed movement. For this project, Kate will be using this innovative print-block-shoe technique to walk across fabric using her body weight to transfer ink to the cloth. Through this printing method, the textiles become an intimate record of the physical making experience.
The completed work will be presented at the Creative Residency, be profiled within Crafts magazine and later donated to the Crafts Council collection.
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*All donations you make will support:
Crafts Council UK in their new Let’s Craft campaign - helping to create Craft Packs for children most in need of support. The aim is to ensure that these children do not miss out on the health, wellbeing and educational benefits of creativity.
Textile Arts Center (TAC) in their Artist in Residence Scholarship Fund, which grants free tuition to one artist or designer working with textiles. Scholarship recipients demonstrate commitment to their art practice, identify with a historically underrepresented community in the arts and state the need for financial assistance to participate in the program and advance their artistic practice.