I have had many responses via twitter asking for more information on my art residency at Poole Museum.
The focus of the residency is the stunning Anthony Caro sculpture on Poole Quay entitled ‘Sea Music’. The sculpture is his only site-specific commissioned work in Britain and acts as a focal point for the Quay. It has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and undergone a significant refurbishment. I was appointed as Artist in Residence by Poole Museum, in partnership with Arts Council England. My aim is to celebrate the conservation of the sculpture through the application of my art practice.
I intend to study the sculpture as well as the environment it occupies, collecting source material not only from the sculpture itself but also from the ever-changing scenery of Poole Quay. My work will develop through photography, sketching and writing at the scene, culminating in larger-scale oil paintings developed in my studio. I will continue to post blogs on this website as well as through twitter, detailing the various stages of production – watch this space!
I will be available for a chat at a pub evening in Poole on 3rd October – keep an eye out for details! My finished artworks will be displayed in an exhibition at the museum from the 21st October. I will also be running a ‘Make Sunday Special’ workshop on oil painting at the museum. The event will be fun and experimental so please come along! I’ll keep you up to date with more information on twitter (@AmyBourbon) and on my website blog!