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'Points of Juncture' - The Forthcoming Publication

The exhibition has just drawn to a close. Forty Hall Estate together with the artist, Cos Ahmet are extending the project to produce a publication that documents the exhibition and project. To compliment the images from the exhibition, there will be written pieces by well regarded people from the art world, who are familiar with Forty Hall and of the artist's practice and works. More news on developments in due course

The exhibition comprised of recent textile and sculptural works, and specially-commissioned pieces that draw inspiration from Forty Hall’s textile history. The works look at self, identity and memory, 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.

'Points of Juncture' the exhibition and forthcoming publication are commissioned by Forty Hall Estate with the generous support from Arts Council England.

Read about the exhibition 'Points of Juncture' here

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The Petri Project: Visualising DNA

I have been invited to contribute to this project and exhibition, with my two petri dish interpretations on the theme of ‘My DNA’. Leicester-based artists Ruth Singer & Gillian McFarland have been artists in residence at Leicester University Department of Genetics exploring creative and visual responses to DNA research. They are putting together a collaborative exhibition piece made up of petri dishes, to be exhibited at Leicester University, 10 November 2017 - 11 January 2018, with further exhibitions in Berlin and Bath.

The project is funded by Arts Council England, Leicester University & De Montfort University Fine Art Photography Research Group.

For further details about the project, visit Petri Project

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Thread Is A Thought Exhibition Book

Buy my exhibition book 'Thread Is A Thought' via Blurb Books

Thread Is A Thought, is an exhibition book to accompany Cos Ahmet's recent exhibition. This body of work approaches the idea of the body as a container that communicates memory, emotions and gestures, where ‘body’ and ‘material’ react with each other, representing the body and self as: ‘thread' as the thought, ‘warp' as the skeleton, ‘weft' as flesh or skin, and the ‘weave’ as the body. The constant thread in the works becomes his words, thoughts, and a path to his ideas. An essay written by Nigel St. Clair Morgan accompanies this exhibition book. This body of work, exhibition and book have been kindly supported by Theo Moorman Trust For Weavers Award.

For further details and to buy the book, click here