In this challenging time for artists, HAC is working with local and national creatives to shine a spotlight on their work. In this series of live online interviews, we will meet artists from Whitefriars Studios and discuss their work, what they have been doing during lockdown and where their artistic practice may take them next.
World renowned colourmen Winsor & Newton, established in 1832, set up their factory in Wealdstone in 1937. In 2017, the street-level space was converted to provide creative workspace. With the aid of funding and assistance from the Greater London Authority (GLA), 14 studios and a gallery space was created for artists.
Resident artists include sculptors, painters, photographers and mixed media artists.
ACAVA, the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art, an educational charity, manages the studios and gallery.
‘I see myself as both a painter and textile artist. During the time I have spent at Whitefriars I have rediscovered a love of textiles, which was the discipline that I studied at college. I am currently in the process of producing a collection of hand painted silk scarves and batik paintings. I also enjoy oil painting , the theme of which mainly focuses on natural forms, many of which are to be found in my back garden!
I mainly work 2d, in drawing and painting and printmaking, although my practice has strayed into installation, design and sculpture from time to time. My work is largely figurative/representational, heavily based in and on drawing. Drawing in one medium or another is often the beginning and end of a series of works.
(born 1989, London) works from Whitefriars Studios in London. She graduated from the University of the West of England with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Applied Arts in 2012. Her background in drawing lends an illustrative feel to her paintings which aids her works’ narrative. Catherine’s work is inspired by environments and inhabitants. She embraces subjects that are common to people the world over including self-awareness, identity, aspiration, social status, security and faith.
First a painter and second a teacher, Juliet’s work is about understanding the world through visual means. For years she has studied people’s relationships with objects. We make a context for ourselves and our loved ones that reflects our histories and the things that are important to us. Juliet’s sari paintings explore objects lent by friends and neighbours. Each item carries a significant story that remains present to its owner.
Rosalyn Sober’s practice is a multi-media exploration but one increasingly using the medium of oil paint. Whilst Rosalyn looks to inject a warmth and an empathy, her work envisages a lost certainty and seeks beyond the observed to a shadowy unravelling of boundaries. Rosalyn sees her work as confronting personal and wider loss of people, place and security.
Sabi is a painter and a maker. Her work lies within the practices of Western Abstraction and Islamic Ornamentation. It alludes primarily to nature, describing abstract spaces and landscapes using calligraphic mark making, colour, line, repetition, and all over surface decoration.
This series of events will be held via Microsoft Teams. Book your ticket here and we will be in touch 24hrs before the workshop with the details. Teams is quick and easy to use and doesn't require you to download any software or sign up, simply join in browser.
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