ART IN LOCKDOWN
Lockdown Art Project
We invited our art community to create some art inspired by One Paved Court and share it with us. We received some really thought-provoking responses, a few of which are shown below:
Concertina Sketchbook and mixed media drawing of One Paved Court by Peg Morris
” I began the concertina sketchbook during my show at One Paved Court and completed it at home. The drawing is a mixed media piece, I have worked on during lockdown. Both are on pre-painted/collaged paper.” Peg Morris
Theatre of the Thames, collage by Dee Walker
“The collage takes its inspiration from the marks of Hanna ten Doornkaat, the gallery wall textures and tones, and walks along the Thames around the corner. I have used some pigments collected from the edges of the river and water from the river itself collected from near the gallery at the end of Friars Lane.” Dee Walker
Poetics of a disjointed space by Hanna ten Doornkaat
“In early 2019 I was invited to show in a group exhibition called ‘Out of Place’ at One Paved Court. The exhibiting artists were asked to directly respond to the gallery’s location, architecture, history or its current role which was very exciting and offered lots of inspiration.
The Georgian building served as a space to surgical appliance manufacturing, a bird shop, a carpet shop and eventually after its extensive transformation became a beautiful contemporary art gallery.
The photographs of the building prior to its the extensive restoration works showed walls with thick layers of plaster which had to be stripped to eventually reveal its current beauty in the upstairs gallery space. Inspired by these photos I decided to create a layered installation of works in keeping with my general process of layering and thus combining both memories of the past and the present.” Hanna ten Doornkaat
Window Cleaner at One Paved Court in 2019, Alison Lumb.
Untitled (4 legs) 2019 by Rachel Pearcey
“The inspiration was a combination of the black plywood chair silhouettes that went into the window of One Paved court when we did our joint show, and your metal shutters. I also painted the whole background of the work a dusty pink, a direct reference to the wonderful distressed walls, but after looking at it for a day or two I took the canvas into the bathroom, held my breath and scrubbed it all off under the shower. The back of the canvas, where the stitching is, I painted black and this gives it that gentle greyness, which has also randomly bled through the needle holes.” Rachel Pearcey
Public Exhibition for Half a Minute by Leen Kay
Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Jillian McLaren
“The reassuring presence of layers of past times visible through colour and texture on the walls of One Paved Court were very much my inspiration for ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, giving feelings of hope and optimism for the future.”
‘Blueprint’ by Louise Severyn-Kosinska
“For me One Paved Court is a blueprint of a map, of a plan, of an idea. The tracks of journeys, charting visits, tracing our conversations and the changes made over the past year in lockdown.” Louise Severyn-Kosinska