in Collaborations | 28 OCT 20

In the Studio with Edmund de Waal

How does a sculptor focussed on ‘passing things on’ prepare for a new exhibition when ‘touch has gone away’?

in Collaborations | 28 OCT 20
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Join Edmund de Waal, the much-loved artist and award-winning author of The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), for an intimate visit to his South London studio, where he has been working alone throughout this year’s lockdown. Giving a behind the scenes look at his recent practice ahead of ‘Tacet’, his timely new exhibition at the New Art Centre, de Waal shares his insights from this ‘extraordinary, exploratory, complicated, dreadful and bizarrely complicated time’. From his renewed interest in ancient materials like English alabaster, to his new appreciation for the Japanese art of Kintsugi - the beauty of broken things repaired – the artist explains how this moment has shaped his practice.

‘We are re-energized and re-invented by touch’, de Waal says. His work in lockdown means that in the future there ‘will be things again to hold and pass on.’

‘Edmund de Waal: Tacet’ is on view at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK until 9th January 2021