Open Studios – 2013 – my inspirations for new work

My Open Studios are just around the corner!  The dates and opening hours are:

3 – 6 October 2013
18.00 – 21.00     Thur (Private view)
11:00 – 18:00     Fri – Sun  ( I will not be there on Sunday, but I will be there all day Friday and Saturday)

Address:  Unit 3, ASC Studios, Empson Street, E3 3LT

Here is my ‘Artist Profile’ and a bit of insight into what ideas and themes I have been researching:

Graduating from The London College of Fashion in 2007, Claire Strickland started specialising as a milliner in 2009.  Recent experiments in her studio have explored ideas surrounding demons, Christianity, religion and the perceived role of women in society.  These have been expressed through sculptural forms, drawings, colours and kaleidoscopic patterns.

Claire’s headdresses have been seen onstage at The Royal Opera House, The O2 Arena and various regional theatres – Watford Palace Theatre, The Tobacco Factory (Bristol) and Birmingham Old Rep to name a few.  In 2010 Claire came third in The Hat Magazine’s ‘Hat Designer of the Year Award’.  She currently works as a full time milliner and dyer in one of the most famous hat shops in the world.

strickland2013_mailchimpYou can also read about the other artists opening up their studios by clicking here

This event is also part of the ‘ArtLicks weekend’

The Art Licks Weekend (4-6 October 2013) is a three-day event where young galleries, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public with special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists. With 70 participating spaces showcasing over 250 artists, the Art Licks Weekend is a unique event that will encompass the most exciting artistic talent and innovative ideas in London.

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