Thursday, 2 June 2011

Sai Hua Kuan and David Cushley leave.

Well these three month residencies fly by so quickly.

Sai Hua Kuan and David Cushley who arrived at the beginning of March have just left and have been replaced by Zoe Childerley and Claudia Borgna.

Sai Hua Kuan: “My work often explores the dynamic void between space and time. To break down and transform a space and to dismantle and reconstruct materials and objects, are the important relearning processes in my creation of art. This playful yet adventurous making process provides an opportunity for me to revisit my social and cultural memory and experience.”

David Cushway: “For over twenty-five years, I have been fascinated with clay as a material, and how it is intrinsically linked to all aspects of our lives. From birth, day to day living, and to death, clay and the ceramic process has been fundamental to our cultural existence since the first human beings developed the skills to use it. The history of ceramics is the history of humanity. It defines humankind’s aspirations and cultural development; it is the material that binds us to the earth that we inhabit. It is what we come from and what we ultimately return to.”

Clare Thornton, who is on a residency funded by Laura Ashley also arrived here in May for three months. She currently is in the middle of a 10 day project in Gallery 1, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, where she has been inviting people to visit the gallery and bring along an object that says something about them. These objects can be large or small, something you might use for work or an interest or hobby. Clare has been placing these objects in the gallery, creating a 3D landscape, unique to the people and place of Aberystwyth..... photographs will follow!

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