Visual Arts in Rural Communities 2008-09-01
Imi Maufe is the ninth artist to hold the residency at Highgreen. Her quirky interventions to the social calendar of this remote rural valley in Northumberland and reciprocal contributions from local people have shaped the work in her end of residency exhibition ‘Raffle Tickets and Midges’.
During the twelve-month residency, both landscape details and community events have inspired Maufe, who has attempted to grasp and interpret the geography of the place and made many interventions and contributions to the local social calendar. She writes that her exhibition, “... is not about high art but about work that is accessible, work that can get involved in people’s everyday lives in many different ways.” During her residency Maufe has created and collected drawings, maps, prints, objects and artist's books. She will be touring a cabinet of her collections around the region by bicycle, before the residency is complete. Artist Nicky Coutts will be taking up the residency from October 2008.
First published: a-n.co.uk September 2008
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