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Residencies & Exhibitions

half thoughts at KETTLE'S YARD

Sarah Cole and film-maker Stephen Rudder were selected to work as artists-in-residence at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge during June 2009. This eight day residency was part of a two-year project funded by the Arts Council of England East looking at creative learning in galleries. During the residency both Cole and Rudder worked with visiting and invited audiences to engage with the space of the house and gallery, basing themselves in an alternative half-way house where the materiality of home and a sense of play can be willfully explored.

In 2011, Sarah then worked with students from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design to generate new work in response to this unique place.



Sarah also chaired a symposium in June 2009 at Kettle's Yard entitled: On Not Knowing: How Artists Think.

This day, organised by Rebecca Fortnum, examined how artists formulate strategies of not knowing and use the states of ignorance, doubt, block and failure within their decision making process.


Residency work in progress: (clockwise from top), Halfway House studio; CloveBed; Talcum Rug #2; Empty Nest #1; Stretch; Ironing Wotsit;Empty Nest #2;Talcum Rug #1

Photos: Sarah Cole