Working with Shenzhen National Art Museum and Sun Pier House, Chatham and supported by the Artist Agency I am in the process of developing new work for an exhibition in April, May, August and September.
Port of Entry is a new body of work developed from sketchbook images, informing a series of large, site-specific wall drawings, inferring a connection between Shenzhen and Chatham. Port of Entry investigates the idea of a port, not only as physical gateway, but also a conceptual notion of entry point for cultural and social information exchange and discourse.
The second part of the project will be a another series of site-specific wall drawings developed from images produced in Shenzhen. These drawings will be developed through workshops with primary school students, investigating the nature of the imagined and remembered.
The project will culminate in a publication which will document the exhibitions and the ongoing dialogue between the artist and the two locations.