In Conversation at DIRTY WORK

Join us on Sunday 4th September at 2.30pm for an insightful discussion between artist and DIRTY WORK part ONE curator William Cobbing and DIRTY WORK part TWO artist Clare Twomey.

Taking place at The Old Theatre, Framlingham on the opening weekend of DIRTY WORK part TWO the talk will focus on the themes of the DIRTY WORK exhibition and contemporary ceramic practice.

Scroll down to find out more about artists William Cobbing and Clare Twomey.

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This is a free event, but do please donate if you can.

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Clare Twomey

Clare Twomey is a British artist and a research fellow at the University of Westminster who works with clay in large-scale installations, Sculpture and site-specific works. Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Crafts Council, Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, the Eden Project and the Royal Academy of Arts.

For DIRTY WORK part TWO Clare Twomey presents An Archive of Presence, an artwork that creates visual recognition of the communities’ continuous daily actions.

An Archive of Presence is rudimentary in its material form but the implications are far reaching. It is comprised of a set of very long scrolls of dark grey paper that loop and curl across the exhibition space, the actions of drawing become witness to our presence and labour. The public are invited to contribute to the actions of transformation of the scrolls by marking the papers with the handmade porcelain chalks, this is an ongoing and continuous work as the scrolls unwind.


William Cobbing

Since 2000 Cobbing has exhibited internationally, in group shows including A Secret History of Clay Tate Liverpool (2004), Room with a View Gemeente Museum, The Hague (2006), Drifting Clouds Furini Arte Contemporanea, Italy (2007), and solo exhibitions at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2002) and Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, Belgium (2007.) He is currently showing at The Whitechapel Gallery as part of The London Open 2022.

William Cobbing has curated DIRTY WORK part ONE and is exhibiting both sculptural and video works. Cobbing will be delivering live performances at the launches of both DIRTY WORK part ONE and TWO on the 25th Aug and 3rd Sept respectively.

Starting from a sculptural sensibility, William Cobbing’s art practice encompasses a diverse range of media, including video, photography and installation. Performative encounters are devised with material, such as clay, in which the protagonists’ are engaged in a repetitive and absurd cycle of manipulating formless surfaces. The works allude to concepts of entropy, underlining the extent to which earthly material is irreversibly dispersed, giving rise to a definitive blurring of the boundaries between the body and landscape, whilst putting the possibility of conclusion on hold.