Sunday 29 September 2013

spinning light

I visited the Cloth and Memory exhibition at Salts Mill briefly again last week and the week before. I think that is at least four times now. On most of those visits the light was great - lots of sunshine pouring through the long skylights. On one day however it was cloudy and dull. The exhibition seemed less exciting. There was no artificial light and the exhibits suffered from not being lit. One of the exhibits on a previous visit sparkled in the bright sunlight. In the dimness they lost some of their interest and drama. Don't get me wrong - it is a fascinating exhibition but even on my last sunny visit later in the afternoon as the sun was going down I worried how the exhibits will fare on dull October afternoons ...

Here is a picture of the wonderful space, the Spinning Room, where the exhibition is housed.

Pictures of Berlin coming soon - I promise!

Thursday 26 September 2013

cloth and memory - red thread

A last picture from the Cloth and Memory {2} exhibition at Salt's Mill before I start to show you a selection from those I took on a recent visit to Berlin. Appropriately this work is by a German artist Katharina Hinsberg.

Katharina Hinsberg

Thursday 5 September 2013

Female Victorian Figures - a workshop at Hepworth Wakefield

When Suki, Helen Peyton and I were producing our event at Grassington Festival we received a huge amount of generous and excellent help from Bryony Pritchard. Bryony is leading a one-off movement session at The Hepworth Wakefield in a couple of weeks.

The session is focusing on representation and morals of Victorian women from aristocratic backgrounds as well as female pit workers. There will be opportunities for engaging the body through improvised movement and developing ideas for choreography individually and collaboratively.

The session is offered to adults of all ages and dance ability, but artists are welcome to come and draw the movement and bodies, if preferred.

You can find all the details here. It looks very interesting so do support it.

I must ask if she needs a photographer ... !