Posts Tagged ‘Walcot chapel’

Bees Knees open studio. Walcot May 2016

August 1, 2016

A week spent with the Bees Knees – Angie Kinnear, Michelle Dash, Susi Bancroft and Alison Harper using Walcot Chapel as a working studio.  Fourth year now.  It works. Continuing the pigment experiments using plants from around the Chapel.

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Walcot Chapel May 2014

August 18, 2014

This May five of us shared Walcot Chapel in Bath, an old mortuary chapel long used for music or art, as a working open studio. We were three painters and two textile artists. My idea was to make a lot of small painted squares based on the green and white colours that are a memorable part of the setting, seen through arched windows, lit and changed by the different times of day.  Somehow that gradually changed – influenced by conversation and shared space.  I began to make imprints of flowers and gravestone script.

A whole set of Susi’s great grandmother’s widows weeds started talk – between ourselves and also with visitors – of widows, strong women, survival, relationships. Discussions about death and the nebulous nature of memory. A whole life often captured many years later with so few words on a gravestone.

I felt the urge to make small clay widows to live outside. Maybe not all so devoted or dutiful….

Thanks to Angie Kinnear, Michelle Dash, Ali Harper and Susi Bancroft for a week of inspiration.

August 18, 2014

walcot space

August 18, 2014

walcot dandelions

August 18, 2014

drying on stone 1

Ali and the widows weeds

August 18, 2014

ali and the widows weeds

The Widows

August 18, 2014

widows 1a

August 18, 2014

widows 2a

August 18, 2014

widows 3a

curry bought by a lovely visitor, eaten on our last day.

August 18, 2014

curry