I haven’t had a chance to update my blog for a while as with Autumn I too have been going through a period of change bringing challenges with it. I am keen to put these out in the new year, but in the meantime a little update on some things we have been up to.
I spent September working with my gorgeous friends the Hemingway’s toward their classic car boot sale in Kings cross http://www.classiccarbootsale.co.uk/ and also their fabulous new festival called Sample which showcases designers of fashion, design, floristry each season held in fabulous Greenwich, the next one in early December http://www.hemingwaydesign.co.uk/projects/greenwich-peninsula-hemingwaydesign-present-sample-saturday-4th-sunday-5th-march-2017. As well as forging forward with my designs on a fantastic exciting creative new project, my gorgeous man and I have been throwing pottery and now really have the bug. Of course there is a whole new sexy language with throwing ‘clay body’ ‘coiling’ ‘leather hard’ etc etc 🙂 We are at the biscuit firing stage and ready to paint and glaze, watch this space!
Kit my middle son has finished his first album which will be released in the spring alongside an exciting new launch https://www.facebook.com/KITofficialpage/?ref=bookmarks, and Josh my eldest son has launched his first successful film festival called https://www.thunderdancefilmfestival.com/ which is so exciting having so many great talented supporters involved like Colin Salmon and Sue Tilley to name a few!
I am looking forward to really writing some exciting stuff in the new Year and would love your thoughts on any of the above or other:)
Love Katherine xx
My bowl for cherries
Autumn the night before the clocks changed
I have been working on an MA in Fine Art, which I have now completed. Its been quite an invigorating year which has opened my mind again to the valuable world of learning and reading. I am becoming more engaged in feminism Simone De Beauvoir and would thoroughly recommend it! I questioned where the initial spark of inequality started and in this bible of feminism writing it literally goes back to the ‘egg’ being passive whilst the sperm being dominant, so there you go! I have now joined the Women’s equality party! And looking forward to finding our Art House with Sue Tilley on feminism ( and my son) in the Autumn and Spring of 2017. We incidentally have the backing of kensington council and Hackney council!
So here is the installation called ‘snowflakes’ The cocaine Diet; along with a sound piece of the dancers doing bourrees only.
Vintage Kit has been very busy with beautiful new prints to produce our glamorous Fall 2016 collection, in this climate I think we need more glamour, politically and climate wise.
Using all natural fibres as always and hand made in GB, silks cottons and wool.
I am doing an art installation that is a replica thought on a famous house in the 70’s called womenhouse in USA by a set of famous female feminist artists. I started this page as I am keen to research the thoughts of men and women of my generation what the word ‘feminist’ means to them.
My sons have taught me that I needed to drag myself into this generation as feminism to me meant… men opening doors, of course I didn’t want that to change! My boys were furious with me, telling me they were feminists, to my horror I thought only women were!! I am really crazy interested in what men and women of my decade think! After speaking to several friends of the same age they had the same thoughts as me.
The womenhouse I am doing is in collaboration with some amazing female artists Louise Ashcroft, Sue Tilley and more to name, where we will take over a house in London and take over our own rooms, as the womanhouse in the US, we will invite a ‘feminist’male artist too, all your comments will be printed out and used as wallpaper in an area of the house, I really hope when the house is ready to show you will all come, and any offers to join us would be amazing! thank you so much:))
love katherine xx
Womanhouse (January 30 – February 28, 1972) was a feminist art installation and performance space organized by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro, co-founders of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Feminist Art Program. Chicago, Schapiro, their students and women artists from the local community, including Faith Wilding, participated.Chicago and Schapiro encouraged their students to use consciousness-raising techniques to generate the content of the exhibition.
Only women were allowed to view the exhibition on its first day, after which the exhibition was open to all viewers. During the exhibition’s duration, it received approximately 10,000 visitors.
So really what does the word feminism today in 2016 mean to you? please ramble away:))
……….Heirs to a weighty past, striving to forge a new future…..
I aim to use images that I make, paint or project, to enable the viewer to be able to see another view that I was unable to see myself until I had gone through my own life experiences.
Developing and defining my practice through experience and discourse within my personal and professional experiences in fashion and art.
I come from a generation of women born into colonialism and its global aspect. The archetypal patriarch based system with a gender based role division, traditional expectations and co-dependancy.
Through my research, I want to build up a conversation and explore the gender roles of women of my generation, seemingly transitional through feminism and the ideals of equality. Not quite the oppression of our parents, but neither as evolved and liberated as our children.
Reflection on what we call family
I am very interested in ‘the family’ as we know it through my own life experiences and researching families/groups/and support, traditional families, groups i.e. skateboarders, extended families and groups of people that become their families. Large families and families of two. Even what we call families if we have two pets.
“Reflection of our wider most important framework of support”
In the summer of 2016 we are celebrating earth and organic groups by reflecting visually on a large old tree in Farnham where the community is getting together to put pictures of ‘their families’ all over the tree. It is a community led tree 🙂 with the backing of the Farnham Waverley council .
I would love you to be part of this and if you want your family to be proudly part of this, please e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will just need you to send some pics in and I will hang them and send a picture back showing your place on the tree. 🙂
Thank you Love Katherine xx