Textile artist Cas Holmes in conversation with Rob Smith in the context of the exhibition “Storytellers – Connecting through art: the power of stories”. This talk will be an opportunity to explore the artist’s work, process, influences and overall artistic journey.
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Cas Holmes is an award winning artist of Romani descent based in Kent. She graduated in Fine Arts from University College of Creative Arts, followed by research into paper-making and textiles in Japan (supported by the Churchill Fellowship and the Japan Foundation)
Renowned for her use of ‘the found’, she is the author of five books* for Batsford, including her most recent Embroidering the Everyday: Found Stitch Paint which takes an eclectic view on how different places, everyday subjects and the landscape we live in, can inform your textile work
Her work combines paint dye, layer and stitch with discarded cloth, paper and found materials to create unique surfaces. The rituals of drawing and making mark the passing of time. The history and familiarity of the worn cotton, linen and paper surfaces inform the narratives contained within layers of cloth.
Cas works on private and public commissions and is represented in international collections including the Museum of Art and Design in New York, Arts Council England, The Embroiderer’s Guild UK and the Garden Museum London.
Rob Smith began his career in journalism at Radio Kent, where he spent seven years progressing from a journalist to producing and hosting the evening drivetime show. He later joined BBC South East in 1994, where he worked as a presenter and reporter. He became associated with BBC South East Today from its inception in 2001. After leaving the BBC in 2020, Rob founded Wild Rover Media, a company helping organisations in conveying their stories through video. He possesses strong interviewing and communication skills, has experience as a moderator for Q&A sessions, and is also a voiceover artist with his distinctive voice.
• 1:30 Arrival, warming-up and networking.
• 1:40 Talk
• 2:10 Questions from the audience
• 2:30 Close
18 High St, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom, CT1 2RA
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