Sunday, 28 March 2010

Frances Geesin

Frances Geesin is a Reader in Textiles & Materials at The London College of Fashion.
She is a researcher / textile artist and Artistic Advisor to the Institute of Nanotechnology.

Intrigued by materials, she uses industrial shielding and thermoplastic fabrics combined with found objects, which she electroplates, and ‘upcycles’. In 2003 she was awarded the Arts Foundation Fellowship for her work with textiles. She lectures and exhibits in the UK, Europe and Japan. She is currently working with scientists exploring Nanotechnology, exhibiting and interpreting their electron microscopic images, contributing through her practice to demystifying nano science.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Ellen Stewart

We begin a series of short spotlight articles on contributors to the forthcoming KUTAC exhibition by asking Ellen Stewart to talk about her current work...

"I joined KUTAC in an effort to be creative again after a year of being a mother for the first time and before that eight years as a - sometimes not so creative - graphic designer. I firstly worked on an exercise in recording my son's first year by taking a photograph of him every day. Since then I have produced similar cumulative series and sets: exercises to get back my creative 'fitness'. I have used photography and returned to drawing and painting, which I have neglected for years."

Monday, 15 March 2010

KUTAC show announced

KUTAC are proud to announce their first exhibition, to coincide with the 2010 Brighton Fringe. Our members will display work at Brighton Media Centre's Friese-Greene House Gallery from Saturday May 1st - Sunday May 9th inclusive. The private view takes place 6-9 pm on Saturday May 1st. Other opening times are 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 6pm. The show will also be open 10-6 during the day of our private view for those that can't make the evening do. We'll be posting short illustrated articles on each of our ten participants during the lead up to the exhibition - so please check back for more info.
Exhibitors are as follows (top row); Cloe Gillies / Frances Geesin / Jake Spicer / Meriel Nicol
(second row); Peter James Field / Patrick Fitzsimons / Wendy Ward / Janet Emmanuel
(bottom row); Hannah Buckley / Ellen Stewart