Tracey Kershaw and Jane Pepper at Embrace Arts, Leicester

Socket artists Tracey Kershaw and Jane Pepper will each be undertaking a fortnight’s residency at the University of Leicester’s Embrace Arts, as part of Embrace’sMeet the Artistprogramme, in collaboration with Synapse Arts.

Both artists will be continuing to work with themes that occupied them during their¬†recent residencies with the University of Nottingham’s BA Fine Art department,¬† and will be using the Embrace exhibition space to display some of the outcomes.

photos capturing interviewees on the point of responding to the question 'was she a good mother?'
Above, detail from Tracey’s ‘Was she a good mother…?’, part of her ongoing work-in-progress ‘Tell me about your mother‘:.

Above, detail of piece from Jane’s work-in-progress ‘Roost‘.

Jane will be in residence from Tues 3rd – Fri 13th Sept, and Tracey in residence Mon 16th – Fri 27th Sept.

Paula McCann in Wirksworth Art & Architecture Trail 2013

Socket artist Paula McCann will be part of this year’s Wirksworth Art & Architecture Trail, happening the weekend of 7th-8th Sept 2013. Paula will be showing work at The Old Tinsmith’s, Crown Yard, opposite the Heritage Centre.

See Paula’s Trail Artist profile on the Wirksworth festival website:

Janet Turville’s Lincoln Residency blog

Socket artist Janet Turville is logging the progress of her current residency with a project blog on A-n’s Artists Talking.

The residency was awarded to Janet by The Collection, Lincoln, the University of Lincoln School of Art & Design and Synapse Arts.

As her starting point for the project Janet has selected a pair of Derby Porcelain tea sets held at the Usher Gallery and decorated with hand-painted scenes of Derbyshire.

For the first phase of the project Janet has set herself the task of tracking down and recording each of the present day equivalent sites. Follow her progress with this detective work with her accounts and images of location visits on Artists Talking.

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