20231012 Craft Community Show Residency HR 56

Artist-In-Residence, Thaïs Verhasselt

Vis­it the Artist Stu­dio and learn more about Thaïs Ver­has­selt’s practice

13/10/23 – 23/12/23
Opening Times
Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00
Mon–Tue, Closed
Wed–Sat, 11:00 – 16:00
Thaïs Verhasselt is a practice-based visual artist who has a background in photography. She holds both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Photography, which she qualified with honours at the University of Portsmouth. Her artistic practice focuses on visualising experiences through the use of participatory photographic installations and visual metaphors. The use of optical illusionary tricks seeks to explore a philosophy of seeing the world. Her projects explore themes such as illnesses, identities’ construct, visual perception and memory.

For nearly a decade, from 2010 to 2019, she primarily worked within the education sector, which contributed to her approach to art and visual expression through social engagement.

In 2022, Thaïs’ graduate artwork titled ‘Touch me with your eyes,’ which documented a friend’s journey through chemotherapy in 3D, received recognition. It was shortlisted for exhibition as part of the Platform Graduate Award by CVAN (Contemporary Visual Arts Network) at Aspex Portsmouth.

During this residency, the artist intends to research about ways to visualise and investigate the depths of sexual health narratives and work collaboratively towards a mixed media installation.

You can explore Thaïs’s open studio and take part in workshops and events on the following dates:

Drop-in sessions: Creating copper sculptures – 12 November, 19 November, 26 November, 2 December, and 10 December, 11.30am-3pm. Find out more and book your place on Eventbrite (tickets are donations based).

Creative writing workshops: The first time (and other stories) – 18 November and 3 December, 1pm-3pm. Find out more and book your place on Eventbrite (tickets are donations based).

Workshops can be booked by heading to the link to our website
20231012 Craft Community Show Residency HR 56