Photo: Tumim and Prendergast in Orkney, Scotland

Tumim and Prendergast

Artist, Maker, Writer
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Tumim & Prendergast explore the concepts of our temporal existence and cast-off items we often ignore. Accident and chance also play a part alongside their characteristic humour (often dark). They offer us clues - to research further and of lives lived. (Art historian Lorna Johnston - www.artsbigpicture.com) We are a research-led, collaborative practice and we use various forms to explore ideas relating to history, language and mortality, through embroidered, painted and drawn ephemera. Each work should beguile the eye of the viewer, the skills employed being integral to the concept behind each artwork. Many of our ideas develop "on the hoof", through the making process. By drawing, embellishing or embroidering replicas of all these "throw-away" items as tenderly and lovingly as we can, we are paying tribute to those who have lost or discarded them – for whatever reason. Each item takes on a symbolic status that is part of a bigger picture. The ephemera that floats between all our lives is sometimes more emotionally charged and tells more of a story than the objects or formal portraits and momentos we expect to be represented by. Tumim & Prendergast 2011

Location Orkney, Scotland
Activities Early years education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Disability arts, Community arts, Community consultation, Critical writing, Creative writing, Events management, Evaluation, Governance
Artforms / type of project Project, Photography, Public Art, Text, Textiles
Tags Rogue embroiderers, Stromness, painters, collaborative, photography, public art
Website http://northings.com/2011/11/07/tumim-and-prendergast/

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