R-Space Gallery

Drawing Moves to Making

15th March - 12th April 2014

R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

www.rspacelisburn.com

Thank you  Andrea McWilliams and Robert Martin for your wonderful hospitality and the opportunity to show a collection of my jewellery, Body 30'57" - some of the drawings from my recent British Library residency, and Lying in Wait my collaborative film with artist Idris Khan. 

Andrea, Robert and Sarah in the gallery

Andrea, Robert and Sarah in the gallery

Body 30'57" Long roll, charcoal on lining paper

Body 30'57" Long roll, charcoal on lining paper

Body 30'57" charcoal on lining paper

Body 30'57" charcoal on lining paper

Jewellery, sketches, process material, photograph from Lying in Wait film installation

Jewellery, sketches, process material, photograph from Lying in Wait film installation

I'd like you share some writing by Olive Broderick. who came to my talk at the opening of the exhibition. She is a poet who is part of the Castle Ward Arts and Craft Collective based in a National Trust property on the shores of Strangford Lough, Co. Down. www.castlewardartsandcrafts.com.

I love that working processes can be passed on and developed to work for different makers working in different mediums. After the talk Olive distilled five impressions from the film Lying in Wait into single words of one syllable and wrote from them. Here's the result:

 

Mark-Making 

By Olive Broderick 2014

after the work of Sarah Warsop

Blank   Black   Book   Gap   Dance

 

Dreamer in a black dress:  moves among

the book stacks. They are tightly packed

and their blank spines make you seem

trapped within their barricades. You never

even look to ford the gap – Eve before

the apple - you carry your own core

material: staccato words which you draw

out to complete lines with your body.

Somehow it's the half-light greys that

mark the dance out from the darkness

 

 

Process material, sketches, silver brooch with rough emeralds work in process

Process material, sketches, silver brooch with rough emeralds work in process

After the talk - R-Space Gallery 15th March 2014

After the talk - R-Space Gallery 15th March 2014