I was revisiting old work and old ground with my piece 'Pressure Front' in the exhibition but it was a really valuable experience to do this. For me, ideas and creativity goes in circles and it was motivating to re-examine the sustainability of fashion as an issue to make work from. The day began with an introduction about sustainability at the University - who have put it at the core of all that they do. We heard from the leader of sustainability as well as the leaders of the fashion and product design courses. We then launched straight into a group discussion surrounded by the work in the gallery, led by the curator. It was great to get stuck into debating and hearing from students, other artists and participants in the day. I particularly enjoyed the talk about the emotions surrounding clothes by and with Lou Baker as it resonated strongly with my own work and experiences.
Still images from my 'Scrabble' film 447: Intellect - N (including every letter) are now on sale as prints or cards https://www.artflakes.com/en/shop/jane-glennie/scrabble
What an amazing weekend - we pulled it off and had a very large audience over the weekend of 2/3 July 2016. The event was supported by South Hill Park, funded by an Arts Council England grant and organised by Janet Curley Cannon and myself. Lots of artists, lots of interaction and lots of workshops.
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