What is the creative process?
What makes artists tick?
Why do they create in the way they do?
What does it mean?
Will it inspire you to do it?
If you feel intrigued by some of these questions or you would like to meet for a social evening in the Tullie House Museum/Gallery from 5pm onwards, either get involved in the discussion or simply listen to 7 artists talk about why they feel contemporary fine and applied arts help to enrich our world. Its is a PECHA KUCHA style evening event which means time in the gallery for a drink and a chat. This is a social event, not a lecture but an exciting dynamic presentation, more like a visual arts performance, I will explain on my facebook page for those who click and look otherwise it is
20 slides from each artist x 20 seconds per slide and only 20 important words per slide,
to sum up each image. After this the Q&A session time allows us to debate and get deeper into the discussion artists and audience.
If you wish to see the work discussed go to the C-Art website to see images from the speakers:
Ian Wright, Mark Gibbs, Sephanie Leighton, Christine Hurford, Maggi Toner-Edgar, Caroline Dalton and Sarah Tew
Tickets: £ 3 (£ 2.50 concessions or C-Art members)
Late opening of Gallery, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Lecture theatre 7.00pm-9.00pm
Bar open 5.00pm-7.00pm.
New Book : ” Thinking Caps” by Maggi Toner-Edgar Dec 2011, Published by 2QT.
I am launching a book on Wed 29th Feb @7.30pm at Book case, Carlisle.
1. This book is only one little snapshot of the full extent of my 10 years of work on the creative process. My research findings in relation to the reflective process are hinted at in the book but it is illustrated with my hats. The book is a personal artistic story, along with a sneak view into personal journals, which were a bearing of my soul and about my life experience – during a roller coaster journey, which was the death of my sister and two other family members. The hats are the vehicle used to tell a story – which is poignant in parts and inspiring in others.
|2. The research work I carried out behind this book, investigated how people learnt from their own practical experience. It shows how the creative process can be particularly beneficial for lifting your mind above and away from the
|depressing situation everyday. It displays how clothing and fabrics can have meaning, and transmit visual messages and concepts often not recognised or fully understood. It is a bit of millinery (hat making) and a bit of philosophy quite a quirky and unusual mixture, which sums me up really! This is a mini-memoir, which works as a book in its own right when illustrated with the textile experiments hats.
Launching on Leap year day is pertinent as I refer to the benefits, I gained extra days. At 51 I didn’t expect to be
alive, writing books and starting a Style Business. At the ages of 36 and 49 three of my family members had died, of breast and ovarian cancer, I had surgery and my other sister is just in remission after 8 years and a mastectomy. It is living evidence of a journey through the tunnel and survival at the other end.
- As Only Sisters Can (missdemurerestraint.wordpress.com)