I have been VERY lucky to have been awarded a residency at the Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei in Neumünster in Germany in September 2015! This is such a wonderful opportunity to make a body of work in Germany for 4 weeks!!
My plan is to explore the rich textile history of Neumünster and it’s great reputation for technical development and manufacture of Textiles within Central Europe and how today there is very little manufacture of this kind. Compiling research from the ‘Tuch + Technik Textil Museum, Neumünster’ I aim to create a body of work dedicated to this loss of manufacture.
The selecting jury members were Dr. Brigitte Kölle, Director, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Hamburg; Dr. Susanne Schwertfeger (University Art History Institute of the University of Kiel); Johanna Göb (Cultural Office City Neumünster); Günter Humpe-Waßmuth (Culture Affairs City Neumünster) and Danijela Pivašević-Tenner (Ceramic Artist and Artistic Director of the residency programme).
I’m very thankful for the support.