Craft of Convalescence

Submitted by New Brewery Arts on February 24, 2022 - 11:59

Venue, Timing and Cost

New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Saturday, 16 April 2022 to Saturday, 18 June 2022
09:00-17:00 Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat. 10:00-17:00 Tuesdays. Closed Sundays
Ambiguous Artefacts, Rachael Colley 2022, Platform 21, Site Gallery

Craft of Convalescence brings together a selection of new work by contemporary jeweller and maker Rachael Colley and dancer Inari Hulkkonen. Invited to respond to the online resource ‘Index of Convalescence’ by curators Laura Mansfield and Swen Steinhäuser, Colley and Hulkkonen explore the gestures of craft as a practice of convalescence in experiences of (chronic) illness, disability and grief. Collaborating across sculpture and dance, the artists interrogate processes of object-making and handling as sequences of action and gesture that connect the body to a given material, envelope it in task-based action, and ground it in the time of the present. Akin to the repetitive, task-based rituals of physical and emotional rehabilitation, these sequences of controlled and concentrated movement are saturated with the attentive calm of the drift of convalescence.

Further Information

Crafts and Applied Arts

Children and Families