In homage to William Morris and Andy Warhol’s prolific production techniques, we are transforming the Yard into a ‘Factory Floor’.
Each week during the Love is Enough exhibition, we’ll be focusing on a particular production method, skill,or craft, as demonstrated by a expert, including metal work, paper-making, printing, dry stone walling, bookbinding, ceramics, weaving and tapestry making. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet makers and craftspeople working with these processes today.
These drop-in sessions will be held every Wednesday to Saturday from 12-5, throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Schedule of events:
Metal Work – Nigel Williams / 17 December 2014 – 20 December 2014, 2-5pm
Nigel Williams constructs sculpture from metal usually brass & copper, often re-cycled and found objects. During “The Factory Floor” event, he will be informally demonstrating some of the hand-processes he uses for metal-forming, describing and showing some of the specialised tools and equipment he uses, displaying some completed sculptures, and chatting about what motivates him, his sources of ideas and materials, the fantasy & humour in his work, and his passion for industrial archaeology and the future.
Weaving – Margaret Jones / 3 January 2015 – 4 January 2015, 11:30-6pm and 12-4:30pm
Margaret Jones is a tapestry weaver who specialises in weaving three dimensional objects, producing strange and primitive echoes in abstract and ambiguous images and exotic sculptures of organic structures. These workshops will involve demonstrations of these techniques whilst frames and yarns will be available for visitors to try the basics of weaving for themselves.
Bookbinding -Lori Sauer / 7 January 2015 – 10 January 2015, 12-3pm
Bookbinding has been practiced as a craft for centuries and many of the skills are the same ones that were used hundreds of years ago. The demonstration involves book sewing, endpaper attachment and how the pages of a book and its cover come together. There will be examples of contemporary bindings along with various tools and materials on display.
William Morris (24 March 1834 - 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production, and one of the founders of the SPAB, now a statutory element in the preservation of historic buildings in the UK. He devoted much of the rest of his life to the Kelmscott Press, which he founded in 1891. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is considered a masterpiece of book design. [Reference: V&A]
Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. Warhol's art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. [Reference: Wikipedia]
Jeremy Deller studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute and at Sussex University. After meeting Andy Warhol in 1986, he spent two weeks at the Factory in New York. He began making artworks in the early 1990s, often showing them outside of conventional galleries. In 1993, while his parents were on holiday, he secretly used the family home for an exhibition titled Open Bedroom.
Four years later he produced the musical performance Acid Brass with the Williams-Fairey Band, and began making art in collaboration with other people.
Deller staged The Battle of Orgreave in 2001, commissioned by Artangel and Channel 4, directed by Mike Figgis, a re-enactment which brought together around 1000 veteran miners and members of historical societies to restage the 1984 clash between miners and police at Orgreave, Yorkshire.In 2004, Deller won the Turner Prize for Memory Bucket (2003), a documentary about Texas.
He has since made a number of documentaries on subjects ranging from exotic wrestler Adrian Street to die-hard international fans of the band Depeche Mode.
In 2009 Deller undertook a road trip across the US from New York to Los Angeles along with an Iraqi citizen and a US war veteran, towing a car destroyed in a bomb attack in Baghdad. The project, It Is What It Is, was presented at the New Museum, New York; the car is now part of the Imperial War Museum’s Collection.
In the same year, he staged Procession in Manchester, involving participants, commissioned floats, choreographed music and performances creating an odd and celebratory spectacle.