Thursday, 13 November 2014

Claire Brewster | Personal Territories | Geneva

Each year, to celebrate the publication of Interior Design Review, Interior Designer of the Year 2014 Jorge Canete gives carte blance to an artist to stage a temporary exhibition in his home, a Chateau near Geneva in Switzerland. This year Claire Brewster was invited to take part, and the resulting exhibition 'Personal Territories' is now open.

The exhibition invites you to explore the exquisitely ethereal world of Claire's work, whilst also entering the imagination of an eccentric collector.

Claire's artworks, which have been created using vintage maps and metal, present an expression of childhood dreams and memories brought to reality. The creatures on display take on a life of their own in a metaphor for our attempt to control nature, which in fact remains untameable, in a constant display of power and beauty.

The exhibition is open by appointment until December.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Susan Stockwell | World Bank Commission | Royal Shakespeare Company Artist In Residence


Susan Stockwell’s The World Bank, which was recently completed as a special commission, is a stunning world map meticulously hand-crafted by the artist using hundreds of individual bank notes. The work exemplifies Susan’s practice of transforming everyday materials into aesthetically beautiful artworks, that also comment on issues of ecology, geo-politics and global commerce.

Among Susan’s next projects is an exciting new residency at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. She will be developing new work for exhibition at the RSC in April 2015, responding to their Spring 2015 season, which is to include Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and Death of a Salesman. As well as looking at what is taking place on stage, her work will also consider the range of carefully choreographed hidden activity, from costume making to rigging, that exists behind the scenes.

Susan Stockwell | The World Bank, 2014 | Bank notes, paper and glue on back board | 140 x 294 cm