Wonder & Dread (8): Not just an exhibition !
As the last week of her "Wonder and Dread" exhibition at Bradford Industrial Museum approaches, artist Alke Schmidt talks about th
Wonder and Dread (7): The Work of Salts
Artist Alke Schmidt describes the process of making "The Work of Salts", her commission for Salts Mill, on display in the Mill'
Wonder and Dread (6): Chasing alpaca(s)
Researching and making an artwork in response to Salt's alpaca/silk lustre fabrics.
Wonder and Dread (5): A Victorian fashion craze
Investigating the secret of Titus Salt's success - gorgeous alpaca/silk dress fabrics using alpaca fibre from Peru. A fashion must-have
Wonder and Dread (4): A Cautionary Tale
Making work in response to the demise of Bradford's German community and how this reminds me of current times.
Wonder and Dread (3): Made in Yorkshire all the way
Making art in response to a visit to a modern wool scouring and combing plant in Bradford.
Wonder and Dread (2): Preventable factory disasters, then and now
Making art to commemorate the victims of the Newlands Mill collapse in 1882 and the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013
Wonder and Dread (1): Tangled Yarns
Quick link to earlier blog posts about works in the Wonder and Dread exhibition.
Tangled Yarns Exhibition Blog
In her blog on a-n, Alke shares some of the research, thoughts and processes related to the develoment of "Tangled Yarns", her recent...