Clare Thornton

Going Down to Barry’s

Research residency at A3 Project Space with public sharing

6 June during Digbeth First Friday

During the first week of June I was in residency at A3 Project Space, Birmingham developing a new exhibition project ‘Going Down to Barry’s‘. Part of the ‘You Are Here’ series curated by Trevor Pitt, I responded to two sites in Digbeth and shared my initial findings at A3 during Digbeth First Friday on Friday 6th June.

Barry’s Fabrics has provided me with the materials for my sculptures for many years. It has now become a focus of attention in itself. Responding to the site, context and materials of A3 and Barry’s I worked between the two spaces. Researching decoration, drapery and pattern against an industrial backdrop of workshops, factory units and functional interiors, I undertook this initial research at A3 testing out sculptural/installation elements in the project space.

Going Down To Barry's Studio Works

Going Down To Barry’s Studio Works