Joanne Tyler: Lighthaus

11 Oct 2022 – 18 Jan 2023
Free & open to all
SPACE Ilford

Gallery open Wed 11am – 5pm; Sat 11am – 3pm

Join us for a celebration of light and colour in a new exhibition by artist Joanne Tyler. The large-scale light design, co-created with local residents, features translucent layers of colour, print and glass. It responds to the Bauhaus model by creating a bridge between the fine and the applied arts, breaking boundaries between distinct disciplines such as performance, visual art and dance. As part of the exhibition, audiences are invited to create, design and perform in their own immersive experience.

The work on display is the outcome of a series of workshops led by the artist for Redbridge residents that took place during the summer. Tyler explains her approach to this kind of collaborative working: “I think that for it to be a really invigorating experience for participants and the resultant audience/witness, it has to have a finely fashioned and high-quality product at the end of it, too. In other words, it needs to take participants into new and uncharted territory and give them a reason to feel uplifted by the work that is produced, as well as the experience of making things together.”

This project is funded by The Mercers’ Company.

About Joanne Tyler 

Joanne is an award-winning Fine Art Printmaker and Installation Artist and has worked in participatory arts for over 30 years. Originally from Barking and Dagenham, she has spent more than 30 years working as a creative agent in schools and the community, alongside developing her own practice in fine art print and textiles.

In 2010 Joanne began researching Indigo dye and paint making from natural pigments in Thailand and Laos, and has worked extensively with local dyers and weavers. She has also trained with Master Stone Litho artist, Martin Belcour in Ussel France, and presently works between studios in Cornwall, London and France.

In 2018, Joanne graduated with a first class honours degree in Contemporary Craft from Arts University Plymouth, specialising in print and glass. She recently set up The Ministry of Making, an affordable arts centre and project for makers.

The work in the exhibition has been co-created by Joanne Tyler and local people and is the outcome of a series of workshops that took place during the summer. Participants include:

Amanda Fisher, Amanda Jenner, Anna Makowska, Annie Birch, Carol McGuinness, Clare Jasmine Beloved, Diane Mayers, Geraldine Galvaing, Hilary Goodwin, Jyotsnaben A Patel, Karen Garner, Kashmir Randhawa, Khyati Patel, Kiran Kansagra, Lesley Smith, Lucy Baker, Margaret Purchese, Maria Harlan, Michelle Whitcombe, Noreen Kingston, Pat Gregory, Patricia Mair, Pauline Stewart, Pearl Ramroopsingh, Rita Vora, Shanta Mistry, Stephen K Rashid, Susan Hastings, Susan Sartoretti, Tasneem Shah, Vidya Patel, Yvonne MacDonald

With additional thanks to
Age UK
Seb Bruen at Three Peaks Music
Daniel Picone

and Andrew Brown, Bridie Tyler, Ed Jones, Jonti Marks, Leala Tyler, Sebastien Bruen and Shirley Pinfold