AA2A Artist

Karen Logan

Year:
2018 - 19
Email:
hello@karenlogan.com
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Project summary:

I’m returning to my roots with the AA2A Programme at Derby University. I lived in the East Midlands throughout the 90’s, studying for a degree in Printed Textiles at Derby University at the beginning of that decade. Late this summer I relocated from London to Matlock, and am finding my feet, starting out again in the region. 

My practice is concerned with exploring notions of memory and memorial, using craft materials and painstaking craft processes to elicit recollection and familiarity. I disrupt expectation by sometimes placing my work in outdoor locations, graveyards, suburban woodlands and landscape, documenting with photography. I’m particularly interested in ideas around belonging and what links people, land and place.  

In the last few years I’ve had a yearning to return to my roots in art, to explore drawing, print, colour and mark making with a sense of playfulness and experimentation. The AA2A programme provides a breathing space, a rhythm and enables research, peer interaction and support and an engagement with students, staff and the wider university community. Practically, the site and facilities will enable new creative connections to emerge, overlap and evolve. Within the programme I wonder at the common ground between the artists and students, the connections and collaborations that may surface, the opportunities to make stuff and share findings. 

Personally I am keen to be a presence for the students and inspired by the opportunity to share my thoughts and process in dialogue with them. My experience as a creative practitioner has taught me that I will learn as much from them as they will from me. 

I’m returning to my roots with the AA2A Programme at Derby University. I lived in the East Midlands throughout the 90’s, studying for a degree in Printed Textiles at Derby University at the beginning of that decade. Late this summer I relocated from London to Matlock, and am finding my feet, starting out again in the region. 

My practice is concerned with exploring notions of memory and memorial, using craft materials and painstaking craft processes to elicit recollection and familiarity. I disrupt expectation by sometimes placing my work in outdoor locations, graveyards, suburban woodlands and landscape, documenting with photography. I’m particularly interested in ideas around belonging and what links people, land and place.  

In the last few years I’ve had a yearning to return to my roots in art, to explore drawing, print, colour and mark making with a sense of playfulness and experimentation. The AA2A programme provides a breathing space, a rhythm and enables research, peer interaction and support and an engagement with students, staff and the wider university community. Practically, the site and facilities will enable new creative connections to emerge, overlap and evolve. Within the programme I wonder at the common ground between the artists and students, the connections and collaborations that may surface, the opportunities to make stuff and share findings. 

Personally I am keen to be a presence for the students and inspired by the opportunity to share my thoughts and process in dialogue with them. My experience as a creative practitioner has taught me that I will learn as much from them as they will from me. 

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