Part of Paulette et Jacques, installations developed in the artist studio through 2018. Paulette et Jacques is a body of work realised under Dupré’s new project Couture, began in late 2016. Couture investigates the performativity of drawing through stitching. Combining stitching and drawing with the practice of memory, the project aims to develop a hybrid practice, through temporary experimental installations – aesthetic encounters for drawing and textile-based works.

Stitches: closed herringbone stitch with loop (Constance Howard reconfiguration) and French seam (double seam). Point d’arête and couture anglaise (couture double). Embroidery and joining stitches.

Washi (Japanese paper), Kozo (mulberry); Arches watercolour cotton paper; polyester, linen, cotton and silk threads; aluminium hooks and rods; dressmaking steel pins, white metal rings; blue and black buttons; workman overall braces; dowel pine rods, double ended galvanised metal suspension wire, self adhesive white plastic ceiling hooks; galvanised metal S hooks.
Mix-media drawing: Arches watercolour cotton paper; shellac gum ink, graphite pencil, sticky-backed plastic with Provencal pattern, plastic head quilting steel pins and steel pins.
1m43 H x Om85 W.
Overall dimensions
H: from floor to top of white wall: 2m45
H: from floor to ceiling: 3m20
3m50 W x 0m60 D