Previous AA2A Artist
Katy graduated from Kent Institute of Art and Design with a First Class Honours Degree in 2004 and her work featured in the institute’s prospectus. She has since been employed whilst working on a variety of art and design projects including: designing stage sets for theatre production at a local school; various portrait commissions; designing and manufacturing fine art collectors teapots and is currently working towards an exhibition at George’s House Gallery in Folkestone (June 2007). “Equally as important as having access to the University College’s equipment and facilities and working in the main independently, would be the prospect of being back in the art college environment again with opportunities for critical comment and feedback from both students and tutors.”
"One of the projects I am currently working towards is having an exhibition at George’s House Gallery, Folkestone (June 2007), where I will be showing work together with two Folkestone based artists. The exhibition will be entitled ‘Displaced’. This project will be an extension of ideas relating to the ‘temporary shelters’ theme that I have explored through previous works whilst a student; namely an installation inspired by woodland ‘hides‘ in the form of a spiral construction made form coppiced wood and a large ‘dome’ installation with sound constructed from cardboard boxes and bundles of coppiced wood. For this exhibition I plan to make a large ‘Tree House’ installation using bought timber for the main construction and, in order to evoke a sense of place, I plan to incorporate coppiced branches and use tree trunks as supports for the construction. I plan to use the University College workshops and equipment to make this tree house structure. Essentially the narrative will be concerned with ‘temporary shelters’ – places that we make, either real or imagined and ‘displacement’ and the work will be an exploration of the different contexts in which people create such places. I may incorporate relating imagery and a looped ‘sound collage’ into the work."