|High Cross House Installation, Jilly Edwards|
I have been invited to present an expanded version of the Claire Barclay paper which I gave at the Bristol Postgraduate Conference, 'Boundaries', in April. To add to the paper, I have been consider the differences between Dovecot's usual modes of presentation compared to Claire's display of the tapestry element in her sculpture.
Dovecot's tapestries are predominantly intended as wall hangings, but in quick, slow Claire subverts this practice and places the tapestry in the centre of space, allowing the viewer to see it from 360 degrees, allowing nothing to remain hidden by a supporting wall. This certainly results from Claire's sculptural background in which her objects are self-supporting, presenting themselves in any given space without the support of plinths or display cases.
|quick, slow photo by Ruth Clark|
In 2008, Dovecot weaver Naomi Robertson worked on a number of intricately woven panels which were combined into a corset, headpiece and shoes, created by fashion designer Chris Clyne. More recently, weaver Jonathan Cleaver has worked on two maquettes created by the jeweller David Poston.
|Corset, modelled at Dovecot Studios, photo by Pierre Guilleman|
|Shoes, photo by Robert Adam|
|Tapestry Circles & Green|