Exhibition

Lightseekers: Art as Life

From: 29th September 2017 10:00 am

To: 19th November 2017 10:00 pm

QUAD

Derby DE1 3AS, United Kingdom

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In this exhibition, Lightseekers presents a new selection of sculptural works produced by participants during collaborative workshops. Sessions were designed to re-imagine artisanal craftsmanship and hands-on production. Newly made lens-based works based on this varied collection of objects are also presented. Lead artist Kajal Nisha Patel worked in collaboration with professional sculptor David Booth, and Lee Richards of Upcycled Creative.

Participants were led through a series of activities, from conceptual thinking towards the development of sculptural and utilitarian artworks, using local scrap metal and other reclaimed materials. This led to wider discussions on art and making as a catalyst for change, and a tool for communities to begin the process of forming new, collective identities, shaped around skill sharing and knowledge exchange. Reflecting on the pre and post-industrial period, they considered the way that technological advances, combined with worklessness, provide the potential for creative skills and artisanal labour to be reconsidered as a valuable and fundamental resource for the development of a healthy society.

QUAD and Lightseekers extend thanks to ReThink Derbyshire, a charity providing support to those affected by mental illness, for their partnership and participation in this project, along with emerging artists Hannah Sarah Day and Natasha Huff, who have provided valuable assistance throughout.

Thanks to all those who participated in the creation of artworks: Louise Bembridge, Steven Bown, Harrison Chambers, Stevie Davies, Rebecca Edwards, Tink Harvey, Marie Hegarty, Elaine Hicklin, Barbara Lait, Nieve Lewis, Dave Morley, Lisa Morley, Anthony Murtagh, Nina Powe, Livia Simpson, Trudie Wilson, Jorge Uriza.

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