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Crafting Conversations

9 June 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

A wooden slat with simple wooden shapes inlaid.

In Conversation with Artist Linda Brothwell & Leila Dawney cultural geographer.

Acts of Care: Bench Repair, is a 10 year project by artist Linda Brothwell.  Linda uses bespoke tools she creates for herself and techniques often associated with ‘high craft’ to create projects that take ‘care’ as the core.

Her most recent iteration created for the City of Bristol features in our current exhibition We are Commoners and introduces a language of repair and care to benches throughout the City. Linda and Leila paired through the Crafting the Commons network attached to the exhibition. Leila’s research interests of how our idea of ‘public’ is changing framed these walking conversations to discuss themes of care & responsibly, maintenance and attention, dilapidation and austerity.

This online event is an opportunity to hear more about these conversations, and how public places and objects can provide an experience of being held and cared for.


Craftspace + members free priority booking

Non-members: £5.00

Image: Acts of Care: Bench Repair Project (detail of wooden slats with inlay for bench repairs within Bristol) by Linda Brothwell. Photo: Dewi Lloyd.



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