Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Wandsworth Artists' Open House 2010

Found Skull 2 ⓒ Cate McRae 2008

"Found Skull (2)" ⓒ Copyright Cate McRae 2008
(5" x 8" fibre-based print, toned with selenium, sepia and gold)

Earlier in the summer I was asked by a local textile artist fabric nation if I would like to join her at her house, to show prints as part of the Wandsworth Artists Open House.
It is taking place over 2-3 and 9-10 October, 11am- 6pm.
I will be showing around 20 prints, including both older work and some new work from 2010. Some will be available as prints only (mainly a few colour pigment prints). The rest will be fibre-based black-and-white darkroom printed and toned prints, some of which will be available for sale archivally mounted and framed. There will also be a chance to see some of the photorestoration work I have done for Furzedown Voices Oral History Project (including postcards which will be on sale, proceeds to the Project).

The work mainly concerns personally familiar 'landscapes' (and can include found objects within those landscapes), as well as family. A sense of place, and an exploration of landscape and memory, are key elements in my work. I have been working recently on the place of close family members within a certain 'landscape', and a portrayal of that 'landscape', although the number of these at the Open House will be limited as a sense of close narrative is very important for the whole series and it is not possible to show them all. There will be a careful selection, though.

Also showing work at the same venue (no 78 on attached guide, linked below!) will be Mandy Trepstow, Louise Williams and Neil Randall. Please see the guide for more information.

There will also be workshops for children and adults and home-made cakes!

More information about Wandsworth Artists Open House

Through,ⓒ Cate McRae 2010
"Through" ⓒ Copyright Cate McRae 2010
(9.5" square fibre-based print, split selenium-toned)