Commissioned by Jerwood Arts for their exhibition Collaborate!, Shy Bairns Fill The Void: Developing Our Creative Practice looked at the often hidden process of artistic progression and makes it visible within the exhibition itself. Located in the heart of the gallery, the installation is centred around a new publication which documents the process of the group working together on various small development projects including learning new skills from each other, peers, and fellow practitioners across the UK. The title of the work references Arts Council England’s development fund – Developing Your Creative Practice – and we aim to highlight the importance of artistic practices outside of exhibitions and finalised work: of community, fun and support in art making, and of artists as perpetually unskilled learners. Read the book here.
Install shots by Anna Arca, at Jerwood, London
Shy Bairns Fill The Void: Developing Our Creative Practice, 2019, artist magazine + installation at Jerwood, London