Ruth Singer 30 Sept – 7 October 2017

Simply having the long views, open space and overwhelming sounds of the sea really enabled me to focus on my work, and think through my plans for the next year and take time reflect on what I have done in the last couple of years. I work from home in a small house on an city street – a complete contrast to Brisons Veor and the fresh air and wide skies made such a difference to how I felt each day.

I mainly spent time working on planning and sketch booking new exhibition projects coming up in 2018. The first of these Emotional Repair, is a project about loss, mourning and heartbreak for which really needed the time and space to think and reflect. Space away from my own studio at home was really valuable for this work, and having the time and space to walk and think and process what I am going to develop for the exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire March – July 2018.

I also spent time planning and developing ideas for my second 2018 exhibition, Criminal Quilts which is an archive-based research and art project work with criminal history records. Again the time and space to think about this was very productive.