Thank you so much to everyone who came along to last night’s Exeter Art SOUP. We had a fantastic turnout and heard from six really interesting projects. It was great fun to collaborate with Art Week Exeter for the second time and we hope we get the opportunity run a repeat event next year.
Karen Pearson THE INVISIBLE CITY
Playing with the traces left by urban walkers in city public spaces, bringing the human element of the city structure to life. Recording the routes of walkers in the city by line and text to create a new sculpture.
Samantha Wraith TRACING PERCEPTION
A three walled experiment in ‘surrendered expression’. A meeting place between raw live experience and rudimentary digital capture and playback as a way of disrupting material and time-bound conceptions of relationship and entanglement.
Katie Villa STITCH
Craftivist embroidery that captures the words and images that represent women’s experiences and birth stories. An exhibition of startling, honest and beautiful works which will spark conversation as it questions assumptions and the current narratives about birth.
Hugh McCann ADVICE FROM ELSEWHERE
A series of white plinths scattered around cathedral square, each printed or painted with a piece of handwritten advice, taken from conversations with citizens of Exeter. Mirroring the ancient purpose of the church as a place to guidance, but altering the source of guidance to fellow citizens.
Nose ART IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE
The commission of a large fibreglass half lemon to place on top of the Exeter Riddle sculpture in the city centre. Soup money will be used to finance the crowd funder prizes.
Tom Matthews COMMUNITY MURAL
A multi-layered street art mural that will encapsulate positive community feelings.
The winner was …
The winner was Hugh McCann ADVICE FROM ELSEWHERE who walked away with £165 in prize money which he will be spending developing his ideas further. We can’t wait to see how it turns out. We also raised £15.50 for St Sidwell’s through tea and coffee donations.
Thank you to all the people who made the event possible: Patsy and David for their tireless support; everyone who helped with the washing up; Exeter Food Action for donating food to make soup and to St Sidwell’s for allowing us to use the space. A final thank you to Kerrie for working so hard organizing everything on the ArtWeek side.
2018 Art Week Exeter runs from the 22–28 May 2018, full details of the weeks program can be found on the website http://www.artweekexeter.org.uk/.