Cromwell Place
Sunday, May 14, 2023
02:00 PM
4 Cromwell Place, SW7 2JE
Forest + Found

Join gallerist Sarah Myerscough as she leads a talk between artists Max Bainbridge and Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer. Together they will explore what it takes to scale up and take risks in the making of contemporary sculpture. The conversation will discuss the relationship between materiality and ideas in both artists’ work and will examine the importance of the role of the gallerist in working with artists to expand and develop their creative practice.

As part of the wider London Craft Week Programme, this talk is one of several events to coincide with the exhibition Material Beings in which Bainbridge and Kuzemczak-Sayer’s work is exhibited. On show from 10-14th May at Cromwell Place, Material Beings platforms eight ambitious artists and makers pushing the conceptual nature of craft practice through a radical rethinking of materiality.

The talk will last for 1 hour followed by a 15 minute audience Q & A, and will focus on new, ambitious sculptures made by both artists specifically for the exhibition.


About Max Bainbridge

Max Bainbridge is a UK based artist whose sculptural works carved from wood, reflect a need to create a tangible and grounded presence though the physicality of the sculpted object in space. Working with trees in their entirety Bainbridge seeks out wood that has fallen where it once grew, forming direct and intimate connections to land and place. Born in London in 1991, Bainbridge studied Fine Art where he graduated in 2013 as a photographer and sculptor. In 2014 he co-founded the studio practice Forest + Found, with his partner Abigail Booth whom he works alongside to produce wider projects, exhibiting throughout the UK and internationally.


About Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer

Alida Kuzemczak-Sayer’s practice explores a longstanding interest in systems of communication and the challenge of apprehending the intangible. Her sculptural pieces grow through an intuitive manipulation of materials that are repeatedly deconstructed and re-formed into new volumes, typically resembling soft book or scroll-like forms. Alida trained at The Royal College of Art (MA Sculpture, 2014) and at Glasgow School of Art (BA Hons Visual Communication, 2009). She has exhibited internationally and undertaken residencies in South Korea, Scuola di Grafica di Venezia Italy and at UK organisations including Scottish Sculpture Workshop and Firstsite Colchester.


About Sarah Myerscough

Sarah Myerscough is managing director of Sarah Myerscough Gallery, one of the UK’s leading galleries for craft, art and design. Established in 1998, Sarah Myerscough Gallery represents a distinguished group of contemporary craft and design artists, specialising in material-led processes with a focus on wood and natural materials. The gallery works in both public and private collections, maintains a full programme of exhibitions and participates in leading art fairs around the world, including PAD London, Masterpiece London, Design Miami/Basel, Design Miami, SALON Art + Design New York, and FOG Design + Art San Francisco.


Tickets cost £6 and are limited to 20 places, so please book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.  All proceeds go towards covering the cost of the event.

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