Residency: Project Based

Alice Irwin

12 – 30 November 2017

The Residency:

Project Based Residencies at Griffin Gallery are shorter residencies offering artists studio space, materials and specialised knowledge.  Artists are encouraged to develop innovative projects focussed on the interaction, composition or application of Fine Art materials.

Alice Irwin will be experimenting with different materials and explore working on a large scale, two and three dimensions, on projects with connections to childhood and play.

“Last year, colour began to play an increasingly important role in my work, and I have been experimenting with a variety of paints and effects with different materials. I would produce a series of drawings in the first instance, which I would then develop into larger work, where colour would play a significant part.”

Alice Irwin:

"I interact with the idea that as we grow older, we no longer have the freedom of child-like thought. We become consumed with education, technology and the everyday trials of life, constraining the freedom of our thoughts. We strive to assert our identity and understand our place in an often confusing world. As the world becomes more populated and troubled we often feel lost and disconnected: we try to seek reassurance and comfort in various ways. This often involves child-like behaviour and memories. There are many ways of depicting who we are. We are all different and unique. Children firstly scribble. These become more sophisticated as their understanding intellectualises and develops. In a child's playground children develop as individuals through play."

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