Reworked with Pat Beveridge

REWORKED

An exhibition by Mesh Artists Collective and Friends

Sciennes Gallery, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

Open daily from 11am – 6pm, 4th – 27th November 2016

An integral aspect of an artist’s working practice is to periodically revisit, recycle and refine their initial ideas. REWORKED invites Mesh artists and friends to review their stock of research pieces and trial studies, further work them, and present them in reworked form. 

To encourage greater collaboration and opportunities for rethinking ideas, the group also have been tasked with reworking a research piece of another artist.  This brief aims to give artists greater understanding of their own personal development process and overcome any fear of departure from the initial ideas.

In the run up to the exhibition we will be posting a glimpse behind the scenes as the artists prepare their work.

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Bass Rock Blues

1 What is your inspiration?

My inspiration mainly comes from where the sea meets the land. I am drawn to that middle space that still holds the touch of the sea, but is moored to the shore.

2 Describe your workplace.

My workplace is a studio built on the back of my house in Fife. It contains 2 large plan chests, 2 worktables, 2 bookcases and an ancient chest of drawers. These are all filled with the tools of my trade and every available space is crammed with boxes of fabric, ribbons, wool, tissue etc. It is too clean at the moment because I have just given it a deep clean after years of neglect.

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3 What music do you listen to while working?

I tend to listen to Classic FM or Radio 3, but I also like to work in silence.

4 What is the book beside your bed?

I have just finished reading ‘Secrets of the Sea House’ by Elizabeth Gifford. It is set in the Outer Hebrides and deals with the Clearances and the Selkies from a split perspective, past and present.

5 How did you interpret ‘reworked’?

Reworked’ for me entailed looking at works which had been laid aside or had lain unsold for a while and seeing if I could breath new life into them.  This was achieved in several ways, such as cutting up and constructing a new work, selecting an area of an original piece to work on and using a work as a background

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Sea to Shore II

Find out more about Pat Beveridge’s work through our members profiles, and visit our exhibition to see her finished  ‘Reworks’:

REWORKED

An exhibition by Mesh Artists Collective and Friends

Sciennes Gallery, Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

Open daily from 11am – 6pm, 4th – 27th November 2016

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