Family Artist-in-Residence: Judith Brocklehurst

Judith Brocklehurst

26 January - 8 April 2018

Taking up residence in the Drawing Studio, artist Judith Brocklehurst will lead Family Takeover, our weekly drop-in programme for families, leading creative activities inspired by the exhibition Giorgio Griffa: A Continuous Becoming. Judith’s workshops will draw out key themes, ideas and techniques from the exhibition, including notions of rhythm, order, sequence and possibility. These sessions will focus on the Arte Povera (‘poor art’) philosophy of working with leftover materials and everyday objects.

Judith Brocklehurst is a sculptor, writer and researcher. Her practice is mutable. It changes to interact with the social circumstance she finds herself in. She often takes her lead from the place or situation in which the work is made, who she is making work with, where it will be seen and what materials are used.

The unwritten rules that the site and materials and processes suggest are used set parameters in which something unforeseen might happen. Working in different situations such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, the British Library, with schools and community groups in galleries and higher education, has led to an array of sculptural, working methods which explore areas of interest such as sound, rhythm, place, collaboration. Her practice centres on the performative aspect of making rather than the pursuit of an end result.

Judith has recently completed her practice-related PhD at UCL. As part of this research into contested public urban and virtual places she has presented papers at conferences in Taiwan and Cyprus and written a chapter for ‘The companion to Modern Art’. Read more

Supported by The Cecil and Hilda Lewis Charitable Trust, The Heathside Charitable Trust and Waitrose Community Matters

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