TALK: with Decorative Artist & Gilder Tuesday Riddell
Saturday 1 December, 11am, free event RSVP
We are delighted to welcome Tuesday Riddell as the first of our artists in our new “Emerging Talents” series – a platform to offer artists exposure and support at an important time in their career. Tuesday, whose work will be exhibited in the Pod from 28 November to 22 December, is a graduate from City & Guilds of London Art School where she studied Fine Art Painting. Her work is inspired by the wildlife in her garden and from memories of spending time in nature when she was younger. Her imagery and inspiration comes from the composition and atmosphere of 17th century Forest Floor paintings, a genre of painting which is characterised by eerie, intimate ground level observations of insects and animals in dark foliage filled environments.
Tuesday has just concluded her Painter-Stainers Decorative Surface Fellowship at City & Guilds – the only Fellowship in the UK that provides specialist training in the craft of decorative surface techniques to ensure that endangered skills are kept alive and vibrant in contemporary practice, focusing on historic techniques such as gilding, japanning, chinoiserie and marbling. She will be talking about Japanning, the history and the process, also about what she learned on the fellowship and the revival of these ancient skills and their place in the contemporary landscape, including talking about the imagery, symbolism and how historic skills have relevance today. Riddell will be granted a one-year honorary membership to The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers to conclude her fellowship.
Tuesday has recently exhibited at Belfiore 9, Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities, Londonewcastle Project Gallery and Subsidiary Projects. Tuesday was selected as part of the ‘Young Contemporary Artist Awards 2018’ by The Biscuit Factory.