From Absorb to Zoom: An Alphabet of Actions in the Women’s Art Library is a site-specific collaborative print installation that I will create with the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College.
The archive -- started in the late 1970's as an artist-led initiative to enhance public knowledge of the practice, impact and achievement of women in visual arts -- houses unique documentation of women artists’ works. It remains open to any and all women artists.
My installation, in March 2015, will take inspiration from archived slides, artists’ books, magazines, monographs and posters and will be installed in two locations on the Goldsmiths' campus. Through my research, project blog and installation, I will address the underrepresentation of women in art history and highlight this historically important but under recognized resource. In conjunction with my research, I will post a blog featuring recent works by artists with documentation in the Women's Art Library to virtually update the archive.
This is my first project with a UK archive -- I previously have created projects with archived collections in the US. I will work with text and digital print for the first time in collaboration with younger artists, who will help me design and print the works for the installation.
The Funding Story
I already have raised 85% of my total project costs of £8538. Thank you to Arts Council England for a generous £5000 Grant for the Arts. I have received in-kind support from the project partners, the Women's Art Library and Thames Barrier Print Studio, where I will be creating the printed works for the installation.
I need your help to raise the last £1000 of my budget.
Any donation, no matter how small, is welcome. THANK YOU!
The budget will fund:
- Payment to collaborating artists
- Digital and silkscreen printing
- Installation and publicity costs
- Talks and tours of the archive and installation
- Free mono-printing workshops for art students in two local schools
- Essays by two arts writers
- Research in the archive
- Project blog
- An A4 digital print for viewers to take away
I'm a London-based painter and printmaker and also create site-specific installations. My work is in many collections, including the British Museum, the Boston Public Library, the Graham Gund collection and the U.K. charity, Paintings in Hospitals.
£200: Jaipur 1, Anne Krinsky unique signed original. Block-printing ink & acrylic on paper: 35 x 25 cm (14 x 10 inches). Created in India, 2014
£200: Jaipur 2, Anne Krinsky unique signed original. Block-printing ink & acrylic on paper: 35 x 25 cm (14 x 10 inches). Created in India, 2014
£350: A unique signed monoprint from the Butter and Eggs series: £500 value. 30.5 x 23 cm image printed on 51 x 38 cm 250 gram, Rives BFK paper. (12 x 9 inch image on 20 x 15 inch paper)
£500: A unique signed monoprint from the Edible Colour series: £750 value. 41 x 30.5 cm image printed on 76 x 56 cm, 400 gram Rives BFK paper. (16 x 12 inch image on 30 x 22 inch paper). View additional images from this series: Edible Colour
Anne Krinsky notecards:
About the Project Partners
The Women’s Art Library/MAKE, now a part of Goldsmiths College Library Special Collections, houses unique documentation of the work of women artists. It continues to collect slides, exhibition ephemera, catalogues, press material, audio and videotapes, photographs and CD-Roms and welcomes donations from women artists to further develop the collection.
Althea Greenan, Curator of the Women’s Art Library/MAKE, has written extensively on women in the arts and has facilitated projects and installations that center on the collection.
About the Thames Barrier Print Studio:
The Thames Barrier Print Studio in southeast London offers facilities and services for printmakers in silkscreen, etching, relief, letterpress and digital printing, along with printmaking classes. Director Carolyn Nicoll has extensive experience with the 64-inch large format Epson printer and will facilitate digital printing for the project.
About the Collaborating Artists
Barton Hargreaves is an artist and printmaker whose practice has developed alongside technological developments in digital print. Barton’s large-scale figurative works for the Jerwood Space and Northern Print Biennale combine digital and traditional print media.
Yuen Ling Chiu is a printmaker and artist educator who specializes in museum education and community engagement in the charitable field. She works as a print tutor and technician and is Curatorial Assistant at University College London Art Museum.
Dan Mather is a
graphic designer and master screen printer who designs and prints silkscreen editions at the Thames Barrier
Video credits: Thanks to Nicole Morris for filming and editing!
Risks and challenges
I have been developing From Absorb to Zoom for a year. The arduous process of applying for a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England has focused my planning and receiving the grant was a great vote of confidence.
The challenge for me is that this project requires a huge amount of work on my part, including working in new media. I am confident that with help from my skilled collaborating artists and my project partners and with your support, I will successfully complete it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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