Work in progress from Karen Morgan – a Momento Mori with a message about the futility of housework…
…and a completed piece from Amanda Bright, exploring the notion of home acting as a domestic anchor.
Very excited to announce that a selection of new dusters from this project will be included in this exhibition at the Project 78 Gallery in St Leonards, near Hastings. The organisers have selected about 15 dusters from the collection for this unique exhibition.
There is also another exhibition planned, which will include the whole collection, in March at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade site. Details to follow.
This is my work in progress, exploring collage as a new means of embellishing the dusters following the recent workshop at the University of Brighton. Nearly completed, just need to find the right words to finish it off…
I’m thinking it should say: Why do you still persist in making… an object out of me?
The first few completed submissions are coming in, following the successful workshop that I ran at the University of Brighton a few weeks ago. Many thanks to Laura James and Jenny Embelton for their dusters, pictured below.
I was delighted to run a workshop at the University of Brighton today, with help from my friend and colleague collage artist Paul Burgess, as part of the Celebrating Research activities that are running this week for both staff and students.
In response to a discussion in the summer with other University colleagues I wanted to explore how the process of embroidering a duster could be extended into something slightly more visually immediate, with appeal to a broader range of participants.
We continued to use the traditional yellow duster as a canvas, but this time the dusters were both stitched into and collaged upon. Stitching became the glue and a collection of advertisements from the 1950’s plus recipes, hardware catalogues and several copies of Vogue, were collaged with inspiration from artists such as Hannah Hoch and Linder Sterling.
Messages that the media uses to influence the way women and girls behave (such as the examples below) were explored, subverted and recreated.
Here are some pictures of work in progress, from a very calm and rewarding morning. More to follow when the finished articles start to arrive on my desk.