Visiting the Master: Celia Pym ‘Mending: Damage and Repair’
Visiting the Master is a studio visit or a lecture. Discover the wonderful world of experts, collectors and makers. Register here Mending: Damage and Repair, is an artist talk given by Celia Pym. She will present her work and discuss damage and repair in clothing. The talk will explore the tenderness and care of mending; working with costume and clothing archives; trust involved in mending something that matters to someone else; how repair is like detective work and will show the most damaged mend garment she has repaired. Celia has been exploring mending since 2007 with extensive experience of small everyday holes, at heels, elbows, in pockets as well as working on more dramatic damage, from water damage, animal nesting and moths issues. Celia’s interests are around the evidence of damage – through repair you look closely at where garments and cloth have got worn down and thin. In clothing this wearing is often to do with use and how the body moves. Celia says ‘she likes that darning is often small acts of care and paying attention to where things fray and wear out.’ Date: Wednesday 8th July, 4pm Netherlands/ 3pm UK Price: €5,- Location: Zoom* You will receive an invitation email to participate in a Zoom meeting. Celia Pym is an artist living and working in London most recently her work has been included in exhibitions Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, V&A Museum, Loewe Craft Prize, COAM, Madrid and 21_21, Tokyo, Don’t Feed the Monster! Galleri F15, Moss, Norway and Over Under: Under Over, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. In 2018 she was commissioned to make ‘Flying Gold Cape’ for Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. A new ambitious work mending a cape from the museums archive collection of Opera Garnier costumes and taking it on the road for people to pose and perform in. Her work is currently included in Sewing Box for the Future, V&A Dundee, Scotland and Material Matters, Textilmuseum, St Gallen, Switzerland. She is a visiting lecturer in Mixed Media textiles at the Royal College of Art.