Resident LOFT curator Emma met with artist Katie-Rose via Zoom to find out more about her art practice and how she has adapted her setup for working at home.
LOFT resident curator Emma invited local artist and fellow CSoA student Katie-Rose to be the first host in our new series of IGTV workshops!
Katie-Rose is an Illustrator and Stop-motion animator and her work takes influence from Anime and Manga as well as the creepiness from Tim Burton’s animations in her quest to add horror to her work. Katie has produced several animations that have gained traction and she has put together a workshop that details just how you can create your own animations from home.
British Museum Webinar: Hidden / Revealed
I am Jessie Yates, a young artist born and raised in London. I am currently doing some voluntary work for Turf Projects in Croydon, focusing on accessibility, with the goal of assisting their workers with Turf’s services to the local community. On Friday 5th February the British Museum held a day of webinars orchestrated by the Museum’s Equality and Diversity Manager, Fiona Slater, focusing on exploring themes in work from disabled artists. The work ranged from poetry, to performance and documentary. This event focused on accessibility, providing carefully thought-out access facilities so the event could be enjoyed by everyone. This is a perfect place for me to start my research!
During these past few weeks, I have been feeling overwhelmed with the repetition of daily life, feeling numb and sometimes deeply sad. Here in the UK we sit in what seems like day 10,000 of lockdown and I often wonder if this is ever going to get, somewhat better? Apart from my angsty teenage mood swings I’ve been keeping really low key and, in the process, seemed to have lost the facility for orderly social interaction.
It’s the beginning of 2021. We are all hoping that this year will be better than the last.
The hardest thing for me to get used to has been translating work to be presented online. So I was excited to see the work and how it was going to be presented as part of the crit. We started with collaborators Henrique Paris and Krissie Marie their collaborator.
9.12.20. Conversation with Lynne Shaw today. A wonderful mixed media artist living in Morecambe, Lancashire. She led me to the fact that Canadian Geese don’t like thermals and only fly at night. For that nugget of wisdom I will be eternally grateful.
Image caption: This image is of white text on a blue background (or whatever colours they are) and is read out by the artist in the audio piece on this page below. There is also a plain text version that can be accessed here.