Yorkshire Sculpture International- Associate Artist Programme development blog
As a selected artist for the Yorkshire Sculpture International Associate Artist programme January- September 2019 I will keep a blog here on my website- documenting my processes, research and development during the project.
Yorkshire Sculpture International is a festival of sculpture across Leeds and Wakefield with exhibitions and events at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
My mentor institution is The Hepworth Wakefield and I have given myself a starting point of the holes of Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures and access to inner and outer worlds. The programme is made up of crits, talks, discussions and self initiated development and projects. We are supported during this time to make new work. The other artists selected for this programme are Ryoko Akama, Jill McKnight, Nathalie Finnemore and Rhian Cooke.
The first stage of my project will involve research and walking, becoming further equipped to make investigative works with landscape and body. A project with the Bridestones at the Bridestone moor above the Calder Valley will explore gender, sexuality and stone. The walk to the stones will also form part of a new work. I will be carrying out research using the Henry Moore Institute library and archive. I will also be exploring the relationship between my drawing and sculpture and between lived experience and abstraction.