Friday, 10 October 2014

The Project Brief 2015

Back in 2013 when the project invitations were extended to the first Group Gathering artists (the Shirt Collar Project) they were also given a brief and told about the base material they would be working with. From this they could make an informed decision about whether to take part or not. The 2015 project artists were not given this luxury - the invited artists agreed to take part without knowing what was going to be asked of them. A brave bunch.  

This week they found out.

Each artist received a small parcel of items and the following instructions: 

"In your parcel you will find a single, pale glove and some Cash’s woven name tapes. This is the base material to be used in a piece of artwork made by you as a participating member of the 2015 Group Gathering project.

There is a partner to your glove which has been given to another of the project artists. At the end of the project the glove pieces will be reunited in an exhibition.  At this point you don’t know who your glove partner artist is. This is to give you free reign in what you choose to do with your glove and name tapes.
The final glove piece can be 2d or 3d. It doesn’t have to remain as a glove, it can be ripped or deconstructed, it can be used in conjunction with any additional materials you choose. Any medium goes; dye, paint, stain, rivet, stitch, print…
The gloves being used in the project have all been pre-used. They have been washed to freshen them but no attempt has been made to remove any stains or marks. 

The Daphne Bryant name tapes were found in a junkshop in North Herefordshire in their original, possibly 1930’s, box. The box has ‘Daph’ written in pen across it. Some other items belonging to Daphne were also found which indicated that Bryant was her maiden name. It is up to you whether you choose to be influenced by this information.

The deadline for making your piece is 30th April 2015 "

Daphne's Glove.
The artists have just over six months preparation and making time.



13 comments:

  1. how interesting, I look forward to seeing the finished artworks. Love the idea of the pairs being reunited at the exhibition.

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    1. Thanks Jayne. Yes, it'll be fascinating to see how different or similar the finished pairs turn out to be!

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  2. intriguing look forward to seeing how the project develops

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  3. I just found your page and project. It sounds and looks so very intriguing. I am looking forward to seeing the reunited pieces.

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    1. Good to know you're watching Petra! Thank you.

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  4. I love these projects and will certainly be a follower and cheer leader for them ALL! Laura

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  5. this looks like a great project. Look forward to seeing the gloves united.Came across the group gathering by chance so glad I did
    Mo

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    1. Hello Mo, thank you for finding the project & good luck with your weekly Sunday blog challenge.

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  6. This is a super creative idea. How interesting it will be. Katey

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  7. Super! I have long wanted to make something with gloves-great minds! I am excited to see the results

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    1. Thank you for finding us Tina. Keep watching - the results will be revealed in time for next month's exhibition.

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