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'Process/Discovery', Developing Arts Practice Show 2019

Story added 8th Jul 2019

Developing Art Practice Show poster

This group show is the culmination of works developed and nurtured during the Developing Arts Practice course, 2018-2019. Traditional media, such as painting, drawing, sculpture and collage combined with philosophy and a poetic responsiveness to world issues, are at the heart of this show. These artists bring a wide range of individual backgrounds, education and artwork - all emerging in their own unique manner whilst inspiring and supporting one another. 

25 - 27 July 2019, 12:00-18:00
Private View, 25 July, 18:00-21:00
Safehouse 2, 137 Copeland Road, Peckham, London SE15 3SN

Student bios

Alison Ludlow
Club culture was a large part of my life for many years and as an artist who often creates work influenced by my personal experiences, I couldn’t ignore those memories.  It seems fitting to exhibit this piece back in the place where it all began for me, Lazerdrome in Peckham.

Anupa Langla
Anupa works in drawing, paint, print and sculpture. She has been inspired by the Safehouse space to create a sculptural piece themed around the subject of housing. (Homeless Scream) is based on The Scream, by Edvard Munch: a homeless person transforms into a piece of artwork in a desperate attempt to find shelter for a few days.

Deborah King
Cloth itself, its industries and language are embedded in our lives.  We use textiles for protection, warmth and decoration; to communicate traditions, beliefs and status and to give us comfort and hold memories. This series of cyanotype prints celebrates simple woven, knitted and knotted structures, encouraging a closer look at the textiles we take for granted

Jude Wild
Jude’s work is a response to her deep-rooted connection with nature. Her current practice is focused on the proximity of the natural and the built environment. She creates tension and visual impact with a combination of painterly organic brush marks and geometric shapes.  

Liz Purkis
Liz Purkis’s work references the enduring archives of Nature in Earth: rocks and fossils. But questions are asked about the rubbish we are leaving behind: what stories might our middens tell?

Roselind Hunsel
We all walk a path with many turns.We are shown a trodden path cleared and pre-destined by our own parents with the hope that eventually we follow our own. Walking your own path is a personal privilege, you are the leader, the guide, the one who chooses the direction.

Sarah Crocker statement
I work with found material or objects gifted to me which would otherwise be thrown away.  I am interested in teasing out and revealing often quite unexpected aspects of the material makeup of these items, often combining materials for effect and treating them with glues, resins and paint.  

Susan Austin
My paintings refer to their own making. Recently I have been working from drawings made on the Stour Estuary. The copperas industry practised here up until the nineteenth century has inspired me to experiment with applying more intense and translucent colour in works on paper.

Vincent Hewett
Vincent’s work explores altered states of reality and the intimacy of the human body influenced by the likes of Punch & Judy and Rabelais’s - ‘The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel’; finding humour in the grotesque aspects of masculinity, sexuality, power, fragility and repression through playful and layered sculptures.



'Untitled', Sarah Crocker, 2019, felt, electrical cable and jersey

'Are You Dreaming?', Vincent Hewett, Plastic filament, 2019

'Are You Dreaming?', Vincent Hewett, Plastic filament

'FUTU PASI (Footpath)', Roselind Hunsel, Acrylic and paper on board