Throughout the four-week RE- & DE- residency, I engaged with various approaches to instigating, building and developing a dialogue with Onomichi, fundamentally looking at drawing as a vehicle for and of correspondence across and between spaces, places, individuals and communities.
In July and August, I was in Japan participating in the first phase of the research and residency project – Re- & De-. The project partners are Onomichi City University, Japan and the Royal College of Art, UK. The research will take place in Japan, London and online via digital platforms over the next academic year. My fellow practitioners and researchers are RCA colleagues Dr Kyung Hwa Shon and Professor Tamaki Ono, and Associate Professor Yukata Inagawa from Onomichi City University. The project is supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Royal College of Art.
I look forward to participating in ‘Re- & De-‘, a research and residency project with colleagues and practitioners Dr Kyung Hwa Shon from the Royal College of Art, London and Yutaka Inagawa and Tamaki Ono from Onomichi City University, Japan. The project is supported by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and will begin in Japan from 16 July to 13 August 2022.
It was fantastic to be invited by Mindy Lee, curator of Blyth Arts, to hold an artists’ lead event with co-exhibitor Isabel Young as part of Fictions held at the Blyth Gallery Imperial College London between 08/06/22 – 07/07/22.
This is the second iteration of Fictions a two person exhibition project begun in 2020. The exhibition showcases new work exhibited for the first time.
This has been an exciting opportunity for Isabel Young and I to work with the curator Mindy Lee to expand notions and approaches to observed, recorded and imagined personal narratives in the space at the Blyth Gallery.
Fictions – Blyth Gallery Imperial College.
The show also includes the collaborative project RE – a unique collaborative artists book lead by Richard Nash and Gary Clough, including contributions from Isabel Young, Adam Knight, Susannah Haslam, Kyung Hwa Shon, Anna Beel, Alkesh Parmer and Linnet Hannan.
RE: Artists Book – 2022
RE: word-forming element meaning “back, back from, back to the original place;” also “again, anew, once more,” also conveying the notion of “undoing” or “backward,” …
It was a great pleasure to be invited to visit the Bond and Coyne studios in South London in November to a lead a drawing workshop. Bond and Coyne led a visibility campaign and film for the RCA’s Graduate Diploma in Art and Design programme, and the workshop was a direct result of this relationship. It was a great opportunity to expand and investigate further approaches to the teaching and the language of drawing working with art and design professionals in a staff development context.
‘In the Future …. How will we Create?’ took place from 9 November to 14 November 2021 at the UK Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai. The Royal College of Art is the Heritage Partner of the UK Pavilion, having a 170-year history of shared heritage with world exhibitions, going back to the first Expo, The Great Exhibition of 1851. The RCA’s contribution to the UK Pavilion will bring together a wide range of interdisciplinary projects from staff, current students and recent graduates. I developed and delivered ‘A City in a Day’ project as part of my ongoing research. Four local schools with approximately 20 students participated in an hour’s workshop, each hour a different age of the city’s development.