City Art Centre, Edinburgh have a current exhibition curated by printmaker Angie Lewin and Lizzie Farey (willow weaver) who invited ceramicist Frances Priest and artist/printmaker Bronwen Sleigh to exhibit also. (The exhibition runs until 18th February).
It was an absolute pleasure to be with them yesterday, at their “In Conversation” discussion, chaired by Amanda Game (independent curator and producer), and to hear them speaking about the process of making art and an exhibition together. The talk was facilitated with warmth by curator Maeve Toal.
The exhibition took 3 to 4 years to put together but was a really pleasant collaboration. The generous size of the exhibition space was a bonus, encouraging all the artists to work on a larger scale than usual. They also agreed on the process of pattern as important to their work, although they work in very different disciplines. There were also surprising associations, such as the ceramics tiles by Frances, likely to be used on a wall – and the architectural drawings by Bronwen.