Lady Crack Collective
We are hoping to re-schedule this exhibition
and Sophie Evans
On graduating from Plymouth University in 2018, four students so valued the comradeship of the art studio that they formed a collective to keep the creative spirit alive: and so began Lady Crack Collective.
Individually we all explore a range of subjects but as a collective we generally create work based around themes celebrating femininity, music and having fun with our work.
Now dotted around the country but with a strong foothold in the south west, the artists are delighted to have the opportunity to make use of the large art gallery space at Harbour House as ambassadors for the creative industries, particularly reaching out to young artists. Each has a love for Plymouth and the surrounding area but, aware that creative opportunities and awareness may be lacking for the younger generation, they will welcome conversation with aspiring art students and are ready to offer guidance and encouragement.
In the art gallery the artists hope to recreate some of the special atmosphere of the shared art studio and are keen to invite visitors to see new work being created. Printmaking can be magical to see in progress and the artists will have an etching press in situ.
Since graduating the artists have forged individual career paths, coming together again for an exhibition at the Royal William Yard in Plymouth. Iona DeSouza is a printmaker who has held a solo exhibition at Harbour House, Sophie Evans has worked as a production assistant and Sarah Martin and Sophie Maude work on commissions. Iona and Sarah travelled to India recently for an artist residency, running a children’s workshop – something “we want to do more of if we can find the opportunity!”