SEA-MARKINGS, Solo Exhibition, 2016
Royal Shakespeare Company, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
SEA-MARKINGS is was exhibition made in response to the ongoing concerns in my work and to the plays Othello and Merchant of Venice, shown during the 2015 at the RSC, Stratford. It was the culmination of being artist in residence there 2014-2015.
SEA-MARKINGS included a version of 'Sail Away' (small paper boats) which snaked across the gallery floor and included boats made from text pages from the plays Othello and The Merchant of Venice. Here referring to sea faring, life's dreams and storms and sirens. Accompanying 'Sail Away' in the gallery were framed drawings and textiles. The site-specific installation, 'Sail Painting' hung in the front of theatre atrium spaces at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. It consisted of 30 or so appropriated used sails, alongside sails made from old sacks, used to trade food stuffs around the world. The sails hung at various angles in the multi-level building, creating different perspectives that depended on one’s vantage point. The viewer could have been walking inside a three dimensional abstract painting. Photos Gina Print©Royal Shakespeare Company & ©Jeff Leyshon & ©Susan Stockwell