Drawing Moves to Making – Sarah Warsop

15th March – 12 April 2014

Sarah Warsop, March, April 2014

Sarah Warsop, 2014

An exhibition of work by International artist, jeweller and choreographer – Sarah Warsop. The exhibition featured hand-crafted jewellery, drawings and an installation of her atmospheric 2009 film ‘Lying in Wait’ with collaborator Idris Khan.  Each piece of her jewellery was designed directly from a sliver of movement she has choreographed and performed. Mapping the chosen movement using a dynamic drawing process, the essence of the movement is captured onto the page. From these drawings Sarah works directly into precious metals to maintain a sense of the original rhythms, direction, speed and flow within the final object. The pieces are then returned to the body as wearable jewellery.

In addition to the workshop, Sarah Warsop ran an intensive one day workshop exploring the processes she uses within her work.

“When we make movement where do we start?”

If dance is just the beginning of a process, where can it take us next? Using the making of her film ‘Lying in Wait’ (2009) as a starting point, Sarah showed how simple words and text can be the springboard to create a piece of dance, a series of drawings and a collection of jewellery objects. During the workshop we looked at the motivation for moving and the physicality in mark making, and how perhaps we can see and interpret these marks.

About the Artist:

Sarah Warsop has been supported by the Arts Council, the Crafts Council, and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. She has shown at Origin and with Goldsmiths’ Company and is in public and private collections. In 2012/13 she was the first jeweller in residence at the British Library. As a dance artist she has worked with Rambert Dance Company and then Siobhan Davies Dance. Her film ‘Lying In Wait’ (2009)* has been shown at Victoria Miro Gallery, London, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and the ICA, London in 2013. Sarah then collaborated with artist Tracey Rowledge creating ‘What Isn’t Here Hasn’t Happened’ (2011), a series of large graphite drawings which were exhibited at The Bargehouse, London. Sarah has a BA (Dance) from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, and an MA Design (Jewellery) from Central St Martins. www.sarahwarsop.com

* ‘Lying in Wait’ (2009) in collaboration with Idris Khan

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