Earth Sky Stone was a project funded by English Heritage to engage a group of
young adults with learning disabilities, offering them the opportunity to
discover and explore the Stones ,the new visitor centre and the landscape
around. The project unfolded over 6 weeks in the summer 2014.
The development of the work has uncovered many layers of
process happening in parallel; the project itself and the interactions with the
participants have been inspirational for both artists and the group. Beside
this there has been the collaborative process
and the individual development for Laurence and Kate , revisiting a previous
artistic relationship in a new time,
from new perspectives and in a new landscape.It also has opened up the previously unexplored medium of archaeology with
the participation of author and resident
archaeologist Julian Richards.
The underlying themes of Transformation, Change
and Perspectives, was an invitation
for artists to explore the conflict between permamence and impermanence
inevitably echoing our own
The project unfolded as a story. A story of letting go
of old perspectives and looking at things
in new and different ways, investigating physical
and emotionalrelationship to
landscape and looking at the past to understand how, in the present, we can
shape the future.
A Community Engagement project designed by Ruth Ben-Tovim, commissioned by Test Valley Council.
I was invited to project manage the Encounter Shop during May/June 2014; the 5 weeks working in collaboration with 5 artists created a fresh insight into public engagement and much scope for further artist collective works.
Awarded Re-View mentoring bursary by a-n, artist newsletter.
Laurence met with Curator Carolyn Black, Curator and Artist Amanda Wallwork, artist Elpida Hadzi Vasileva, (represented Macedonia at Venice Biennale 2013) and artist Judith Alder (founder of the Blue Monkeys artist network and selected for Jerwood Drawing prize).
Over 3 months, Laurence has reviewed her art practice and shaped proposals, thus raising her profile in the national art scene. follow her progress on a-n, artists talking blog.http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking/projects/4663351