2017, variable size, handmade cotton, linen and lokta paper dyed and stained, wire and thread. Table top installation. The piece, which has grown incrementally is one of the rare occasions that I have used a really saturated colour. I have found it very interesting to work with vibrant pigments and dyes, drawn into and becoming part of the paper pulp. Inevitably that has become the subject of the work. It was made for a research project and exhibition with Share, an Artist Peer Group, which has met once a month at Fabrica, Brighton’s Centre for Contemporary Art, for over 8 years. It acts as a forum for exchange and collaboration and was originally set up by Caitlin Heffernan as part of Fabrica’s support for artists in the South East.

Red is evocative, it exudes drama, danger, sex appeal, glamour and politics.

The artists explored interior and exterior space, identity, displacement, materiality, the body, ways of seeing, storytelling and rituals.

The exhibition included painting, sculpture, film, site-specific installation, photography and drawing and brought together nine artists exploring aspects of the colour Red. Jane Andrews, Lucy Brown, Gabby Dempster, Helen Goodwin, Caitlin Heffernan, Eva Kalpadaki, Jane Ponsford, Teresa Whitfield and Jayne Wilson.