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'Points of Juncture - An Exhibition by Cos Ahmet
‘Points of Juncture’ comprises recent works, and specially commissioned pieces that draw inspiration from Forty Hall’s textile history. The title ‘Points of Juncture’ stands for the thread of ideas and the connections of the works that are presented in this exhibition. They look at self and identity, linking both the artist's work, with the ‘material identity’ of Forty Hall – a place built upon a textile legacy, by its former owner, Sir Nicholas Rainton who traded textiles across Europe. The exhibition is showing at Forty Hall Estate, London, from 27 July - 22 October 2017

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'Points of Juncture' is commissioned by Forty Hall Estate with support from Arts Council England

Crafts Council Interview Cos Ahmet
Our Directory Maker of the Week is Cos Ahmet whose solo exhibition 'Points of Juncture’ opened at Forty Hall & Estate yesterday and will run until the 22nd of October 2017.

“I tend to enjoy the experimental stages of a work or project, and making samples and playing with various materials is where the works begin to find out ‘who’ they are. It is that initial testing ground where an idea is put through its paces to see if will actually work.” - Cos Ahmet

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The Lost Diagrams of Walter Benjamin
I am delighted to announce that 'System for a Lost Identity' is to be included in a new publication, ‘The Lost Diagrams’, based on the Berlin Chronicles written by Walter Benjamin. A selection of artists who have interpreted the lost diagram, will feature in this new book published by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE, Anagram Books in June 2017, and presented at MISS READ: Berlin Art Book Festival 2017, July, Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The book will include essays by Sam Dolbear and Christian Wollin with an introduction by Helen Clarke, and is edited by Helen Clarke and Sharon Kivland.

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Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers Award, 2016 - 2017
In 2016, I received the The Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers Award, to develop and produce a new body of work, 'Thread Is A Thought', to be exhibited in the same year during K&S Shows hosted by Twisted Thread & Upper Street Event. The award has given me the opportunity to develop my craft and my practice as an artist. I often combine different disciplines within my work, so this bursary has enabled me to go further than I have previously to produce larger works that embrace the sculptural qualities and the woven elements that I wanted to explore but never had the funding to put the ideas into practice.

Read more about Theo Moorman Trust here