I’m pleased to announce that ‘The Sounds of the Kenwood Chef‘ has been accepted for the Supporting The Arts Exhibition. This virtual exhibition will take place on the @supportingarts_ Instagram page throughout December 2020.
“Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.
…In these are unprecedented and worrying times, our mental wellbeing and creativity is paramount. Whilst we are confined with limited social interaction, we want to offer space to explore our responses to the pandemic and social isolation.
… This is an award winning, not-for-profit arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing. Produced and curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley & Lenny Szrama, founded in 2018.”
I’ve always felt that memories need documenting in some way and for me it’s to fix them into stitch. Covid 19 Part 1 records our shared experiences during the first lockdown in 2020. It was designed in late summer and stitched just before lockdown 2 in November. As I was stitching I found myself doubting that some of these things had actually occurred – no planes in the sky and the loud sound of birdsong.
We all lived through a joint experience in March that we’ll remember for years to come.
The piece is the second in a new body of work – the first being ‘The Sound of the Kenwood Chef’.