London Craft Week 2021
Design-Nation, one of the top craft and design organisations in the UK invited members to showcase their work during the pandemic. I'm delighted to be part of this prestigious event along with 23 other makers presenting a wide variety of skills and heritage making.
Personally, my artwork took on a whole new direction when I began to weave with wire to create containers and fish traps soon after lockdown started, filling these with porcelain objects. Exploring ideas of entrapment and cocooning in relation to the arguments raging about us and in the news over how to contain Covid-19, but also exploring issues around climate crisis and state of our oceans.
This video featuring wire and porcelain work was made early on during lockdown. My first video and environmental installation was inspired by daily dog walks in a local wood where a 'spider' tree lurked, menacing and odd, reminding me of Louise Bourgeois's 'Maman'.
Walk In The Wood -sputniks?.mp4 from Alison Brown on Vimeo.
As part of the Design-Nation offering during London Craft Week, we are presenting daily Zoom sessions showing you what's 'on our workbench' and other talks. I'll be on at midday on Tuesday 5th October via this link. We've also got a virtual private view which can be joined from the comfort of your sofa at 7.30pm Monday 4th October. Sign up here.