An exhibition that explored hindsight, nostalgia and folklore through ceramics and textiles. Lindsey Mendick was selected through an open call for a commissioned solo exhibition that launched SPACE’s new gallery in Ilford in December 2019. As part of the commission, Mendick led a series of ceramic workshops for Ilford’s +65s.
For her commission at SPACE, Mendick worked with a group of Ilford-based older people to explore hindsight, nostalgia and folklore through ceramics. Together they built clay effigies in the shape of the advice they would have given their younger selves. For the exhibition – constructed as a stage for storytelling – the artist collaborated with her mother, a talented children’s clothes designer and seamstress, and together they created fabric adornments for the works. Sophie Collins was commissioned to write an essay on the exhibition and work of Lindsey Mendick.
Lindsey said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic to be selected for the open call artist commission at SPACE. To be able to work with members of the older community in Ilford to create the inaugural exhibition is such a privilege and exciting opportunity!”
Artist Lindsey Mendick talks about Regrets, I’ve Had a Few
Sophie Collins on Regrets, I’ve Had a Few
Curator Tour: Regrets, I’ve Had a Few
Grand Opening of SPACE Ilford
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