Making Space:Sensing Place

In October 2009, along with artist Thurle Wright, I was awarded a Making Space:Sensing Place Fellowship; part of the HAT: Here and There International Exchange Programme, managed by A Fine Line:Cultural Practice. The Fellowship includes residencies with Britto Arts in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with Arts Reverie in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, with The V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London and with The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire. Working and collaborating with artists and craftspeople from the UK, Bangladesh and India, responding to the collections and spaces we encounter and sharing these experiences through a touring exhibition and educational workshops.

This blog, which is still developing and being added to, is a record of my experiences during the MS:SP Fellowship. Steven Follen.

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Unravelling Uppark

An exhibition of new work for Unravelled and The National Trust: "Unravelling Uppark" continues to explore experiences and ideas that have come from the MSSP fellowship.
The show opens on the 4th May and continues until 2nd November 2014, at Uppark House and Gardens, South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex. GU31 5QR.

More information about the Uppark project is available here: Unravelling Uppark
and here: Unravelled
Photographs by Jim Stephenson.

Friday 28 June 2013

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Spent a great evening at the Ashmolean in Oxford as apart of the Museums 'Live Fridays'. The theme of drawing ran through all the events for the evening and I had been invited to lead a collaborative drop in workshop drawing on the paving at the front of the museum. Taking inspiration from the Islamic Art Galleries (Gallery 31) we explored geometry and pattern. This was informed by the tiles and shadows at Lalbag Fort. Participants made up their our own 'tiles' using templates and chalks.

Friday 11 January 2013

Parallel Horizons

Images from Bangladesh are included in the Parallel Horizons exhibition at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery. The exhibition has been curated by Saif Osmani as part of the Basher Ghor project.

Sunday 4 September 2011

The Power of Making

The film of the metalsmiths in Bangladesh has been included in the Crafts Councils exhibition: The Power of Making.
The show; in the Porter Gallery, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; runs from the 05/09/11- 02/01/12. 

Saturday 18 June 2011

The Harley Gallery

The show 'Sensing Place' has moved from the V&A Museum of Childhood and has now opened at the Harley Gallery, on the Welbeck Estate, in Nottinghamshire. 
The show runs until 7th August 2011.

Saturday 11 June 2011

Glimpse of Asia

The 'Glimpse of Asia' event took place at the Museum of Childhood with lots of music, dancing, food and activities. 
The boat workshop went well with lots of people making the models. It was good fun and great that many wanted to take their boats home, although sad that we didn't manage to capture them all together as one giant fleet!