UK Crafts Residency 2, 2012
25 June 2012 - 03 August 2012
This six-week residency supports an established maker/designer at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme.
Previous residents on this programme include Joe Pipal, Pottinger and Cole and Lucian Taylor.
Linda Brothwell trained as a silversmith and jeweller. Her practice is conceptually led by her interest in the biography of objects. Using adaptations of traditional craft and repair techniques, she creates new pieces by intervention upon existing objects or through hyper-real imaginings of new forms and structures.
At Cove Park Brothwell will focus on the development of a new body of work that maps made and adapted tools common to British crafts. Brothwell will create new tool sets to employ altered traditional techniques for fantastical uses related to contemporary repair concerns.