Make your own hand-made talisman; a symbol of hope for the future.
About this Event
Talisman – making workshop 67York street Gallery
Kimberley Gundle keeps her finger on the pulse of life. For the past forty-five years she has been documenting the people who surround her through an extensive range of medium: drawing, painting, printing, and ceramic sculpture. Since moving from South Africa to London in 1988 to take up her place on the Master’s degree program at The Slade School of Art, she has carried a sketchbook with her on every journey on the London Underground. In these sketchbooks she draws her fellow commuters, archiving the fleeting encounters that form the warp and weft of society making up the fabric of London life. Her exhibition entitled 'How is the Weather in Your Head?' showcases a collection of her portraits informed by these everyday sketches.
When Covid-19 turned our world upside down Kimberley began posting a thought a day to her Instagram feed. She be showcasing her recently published limited edition artist book -Navigating the Maze – I documenting this capsule of time t is a collection of her daily sketches from her visual diary.
Each book is accompanied by a hand-made ceramic Talisman a companion to the book, and a symbol of hope for the future. In this workshop you are invited to make your own Talisman to reflect on our collective experience and to bring you joy and hope for your future.
Her exhibition 'How is the Weather in Your Head' is at once deeply personal and collective. It is an exhibition about paying attention to our external and internal worlds, about presence, participation, and connection. It is also an exhibition for anyone who has ever wondered about the life of a stranger they glimpsed on the tube or the bus, traversing this busy city.
(Please note we will be sharing the email addresses of the participants with the artist)
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
67 York Street Gallery, 67a York Street, London, United Kingdom