1 year residency in the Lace Market area of Nottingham.
Based on Stoney Street in the Lace Market area of Nottingham this 1 year residency developing new work for a solo show at The Lace Market Gallery in September 2014. Having discovered family connections to lace design I have become fascinated by the process of designing and making lace. This discovery coincides with my own interest of pattern making which I considered to be somewhat of a guilty pleasure. Now I ask if it is something I have inherited or unconsciously absorbed in family history? I am currently exploring historical and contemporary lace production with the very nature of lace, for lace acts as a covering that conceals and at the same time reveals, it is light and it is shadow, it is innocence and it is erotic. I am exploring the possibilities for a new context for lace making and its place within the frame of contemporary art.