August 25, 2011
Over the last few months, I have been getting my teeth stuck into developing a new body of work for a group exhibition ‘Portraits in the Making’.
Portraits in the Making is a contemporary design exhibition of glass, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, basketry, and wood, by Crafts Council Hothouse award winners, at Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery in Ealing. Curated by Greg Parsons, seventeen emerging designer/makers from different disciplines will come together to explore making and process.
PM Gallery & House comprises of the Grade I listed Pitzhanger Manor-House, designed by the architect John Soane in 1800 and PM Gallery, West London’s premier professional contemporary arts venue. Drawing on Sir John Soane’s perception of Pitzhanger Manor House as a ‘sort of portrait’ – a reflection of his own innovative style and a place in which to display his growing collections of art and antiquities, and their own creative self-expression Portraits In The Making will offer a fresh insight into crafts practice today.
Working with the notion of identity through objects they will explore new approaches to Portraiture. The exhibition will reflect recent discoveries within their own creative journeys.
Public Opening: Wednesday 21 September – Saturday 12 November 2011.