Collective Beginnings: An Emergence of Practice
Annette Warner and Julia Watson
Tuesday 9 - Sunday 14 March 2021
From the springboard of the Totnes Art and Design Foundation Course, eight young artists in 2016 migrated to universities across the country to pursue their studies. They return now to south Devon with a diverse and energetic exhibition that reflects the development of early-career artists in transition as they establish themselves in their respective fields, from sustainable fashion design to ceramics, illustration and fine art.
There is no need to look for a tight theme linking these works: the joy is in the confident assortment of visual language, drawn from emotional, spatial and physical mapping and a range of interrogations of subject.
“The artist collective heralds the necessary way of working in this unprecedented era, prioritising the need for connection and unionisation, engaging the viewer by facilitating a democratic space from which the solitary practice can be expressed and supported.”