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Live Drawing Event
The Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street, London W1T5EN
October 11, 2022 - October 16, 2022
Private View: October 14, 2022, 18.00-21.00
Please join us for a live drawing event where Sharon Leahy-Clark and Sarah Kent (Head on a Plate Projects) will be in the Fitzrovia Gallery, London drawing collaboratively for Frieze week. The show will culminate in a private view of the drawings on Friday October 14 and will remain on view until the last day of Frieze, Sunday October 16.
'Head on a Plate Projects' (“HOPP”) is an on-going collaboration between artists Sharon Leahy-Clark and Sarah Kent which celebrates the vibrant creativity and joyous intelligence of older women. We are keen to combat the invisibility we see and experience in art and in society in general. We are putting ourselves in the frame as creative beings demonstrating the power and pleasure of creativity with a live drawing event, which the public is invited to watch and to influence by their sheer presence. Using a variety of materials – from charcoal to inks, pastels, nail varnish and anything else that comes to hand – we work on sheets of paper so large they become spaces for immersive action rather than objects for contemplation. Working spontaneously at the same time as one another, we continually move around the paper, getting in close to concentrate on the marks and gestures we are making.
HOPP are not interested in being merely models or muses. Our goal is to be visible and to have agency. We want to demonstrate the creative power of women of all ages as artists and, thereby, to inspire others. Guided by a desire to open-up, explore, challenge, and take risks we have chosen to work live in front of an audience. This makes us vulnerable but, more importantly, makes the work accessible. The process of art making is laid bare and the hierarchical relationship inherent in its creation is challenged.
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