Monday, 16 November 2009

Jackie Russell

What a fabulous evening we have had at the EG meeting tonight. I remember going along to see an exhibition of Jan and Jean’s students work at Windsor, some years ago and remember the impact that Jackie’s work had on me at that time http://www.studio21textileart.co.uk/jackyrussell.html. It was a real privilege to have her come to talk to us tonight. She was talking about the work that she had done whilst she was doing her diploma, it was very strange, she studied the Yarrow March, a community fighting for their survival, where I am looking at the Suffragettes, another group fighting to be heard. She then went on to photos of Venice the railings that were either keeping people in or is it people out, her words, yet these are the words that I have written in my brief on Barriers for my research subject.

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This left me in doubt, as if there was any in the first place, Jackie had to be the first of my contemporary artists that I need to study, and she has kindly agreed. So look forward to writing up my notes and finding out a bit more about her work.

We also had some new members join our Guild tonight, it is lovely to put faces to the blog names that we read. Welcome Miriam http://77belle.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

Miriam Weaver said...

Thank you, I really had a good time,I was made to feel very welcome and I'm looking forward to next months meeting and seeing you all again! Diane had said that Chelmsford EG are a lovely group I'm glad I found that out for myself!

Denise said...

I'm sorry I missed Monday night, it sounds a good one. Hope to see you next time Miriam, if not before.