09 Sep The final day of In:Site 2016 – Friday 9th September
The final day of In:Site was all about clay, maps and sharing stories.
Today artists Sarah Christie, BA Ceramic Design graduate from Central St Martins and Angelique Talbot, MA Visual Arts (Designer Maker) graduate of Camberwell College joined us at In:Site and invited the public to participate in making their installations.
Sarah works solely in clay because as well as it being a great material for making it can also have highly political, historical and emotional overtones.
For In:Site Sarah’s inspiration came from thinking about the various trades both historically or currently practiced in Birmingham. She invited the public to create their own sculptural tools of the trade out of clay based on their work or hobbies. Items included a watch, knitting needles and a hammer used to tune a tabla.
Angelique is a collector of maps and had sourced a wide range of maps of Birmingham from the 1940s to now to use in her sculptural work. Using these maps she created a series of ropes and tubes, these tubes were then used to construct a sculptural form. Angelique invited the public to share their thoughts and stories about Birmingham on paper that she then wove into the final piece.