WILTSHIRE CREATIVE OPENS MAKERS’ TALE EXHIBITION AND
ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE SUMMER OPEN EXHIBITION
Wiltshire Creative today announces the winners of two arts prizes awarded in their Summer Open exhibition. The Memory Fine Arts Prize allocated to the winner of the public vote went to Lara Hoad and The Noble Arts Prize awarded by Sharon Noble to the winner of under 25’s category is Isla Kearley.
Following on from their exuberant showcase of South West talent in their Summer Open exhibition, Wiltshire Creative is also proud to present Makers’ Tale exhibition a result of the collaboration between Wiltshire Creative and The University for the Creative Arts Farnham in association with Salisbury Cathedral. The exhibition artists are Hermione Thomson (textiles), Peta Jacobs (textiles), Manuela Kagerbauer (metal), Michelle Shields (ceramics) and Cara Wassenberg (glass and metal) and composer Dr Harry Whalley together with composer Akira Sileas and Cellist Anna Menzies. Makers’ Tale exhibition runs at Salisbury Arts Centre from 14 September to 30 October 2021.
Initially intended for the Salisbury International Arts Festival 2020, Makers’ Tale exhibition was produced in the first lockdown virtually in the form of an online panel discussion and exhibition catalogue. Now finally installed at Salisbury Arts Centre, this exhibition explores the themes of the movement of ideas between disciplines, the relationships which arise from disciplinary crossovers, and the passing and advancement of skills. Through creative media such as sculpture, light work, textiles, music, ceramic, metal, and sound, Makers’ Tale highlights the persistence of craft knowledge within the context of modern creative industries.
Makers’ Tale exhibition further includes the work by recent UCA graduates Charlotte Bull, Wendy Irving, Lizzie Lovell, Katie Sims, Eleanor Cocking and Jamie Dunlop Valentine created in response to a behind the scenes visit to Salisbury Cathedral in January 2020.
Makers’ Tale exhibition curators Loucia Manopoulou (PhD UCA candidate), and Mirka Golden-Hann, Head of Visual Arts at Wiltshire Creative have been invited to present an exhibition paper at an online international symposium organized by Applied Arts Scotland; Identity, Collaboration And Sustainability: Festival of Craft on 27, 28 and 29 September.
Diana Harrison, UCA Senior Lecturer Textiles said today, ‘This is a particularly important experience for our international students, for whom witnessing hidden sites of the Cathedral is a unique insight into our culture.’
Loucia Manopoulou, Makers’ Tale Exhibition’s curator said today, ‘Makers’ Tale and its storytellers communicate a continuum of life and craft making. Space, place, collaboration and the making process become visible and audible within the exhibition. It is a credit to the makers’ abilities as storytellers that we can picture the movement of ideas, of making and the transfer of knowledge.’
The exhibition also includes an associated educational programme consisting of an Audio Research Cluster: Sound in Spaces seminar With Dr James Armstrong and Dr Harry Whalley on 20 October and Eco-Resin Mixed Media Making Workshop with exhibition artist Hermione Thomson on 16 October.