Black Swan Arts
Saturday 20 July 2019 – Sunday 01 September 2019
Image Credit: Dream and Make (2018) Photograph by Lisa Whiting
Saturday 02 March 2019
Admission Fee: £3, booking advised
Dream and Make is led by artist Laura Phillimore.
Exhibition: Mai-Thu Perret, The Blazing World (19 January to 24 March 2019)
The Blazing World is a major new commission, extending upon Mai-Thu Perret’s interests in feminist practice and the occult. Ceramic sculptures associated with the imagery of the witch in fairy tales (the apple, the home and the farm) as well as animal masks, are positioned alongside textile banners and a spoken word recording by singer-songwriter Tamara Barnett-Herrin. These works animate a large scale theatrical stage set evoking an imagined landscape which carries the haunting sense of something yet to come.
Laura Phillimore (b. London, 1984) works across a variety of mediums including installation, sculpture and collage and trained at Bristol Old Vic theatre school in Theatre and Costume design. Her diverse background in performance and theatre design, invites audiences into playful and often surreal visual narratives in her art work.
She is currently working on a number of community focussed projects and is founder of Dream & Make, exploring narrative led immersive art experiences for children and families in London and the South West.
Laura is Learning Curator at Gerald Moore Gallery in London.
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network