Making Conversation: Forest + Found and Tanya Harrod

23 Jul 2019


Jerwood Space , London

Join artist-duo Forest + Found as they discuss their installation, The Subjective Element, commissioned for Jerwood Makers Open 2019, with writer and independent design historian Tanya Harrod. Tanya is one of the selectors for Jerwood Makers Open 2019.

Making Conversation is a series of discussion events programmed for Jerwood Makers Open 2019 and developed in collaboration with the artists. This intimate series of conversations gives you a chance to meet the artists and guest speakers, providing an insight into the ideas and processes behind the works in the exhibition. The event will take place standing in the gallery and will last for approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Free to attend but spaces are limited; book your place at the conversation via Eventbrite. There will be a waitlist for the event and the exhibition will be open late until 8pm on event nights.

Please contact us if you have any access needs to attend this event; the building is wheelchair accessible, disabled parking is available, chairs can be provided if needed and we have a hearing loop.

Find out more about the exhibition and other events here which includes conversations with Tommaso Corvi-Mora, gallerist and artist; Caroline Broadhead, artist; Holly Corfield-Carr, writer and academic and Ann Coxon, Curator of International Art at Tate Modern.

About the Guest Speaker

Tanya Harrod is the author of The Crafts in Britain in the Twentieth Century (Yale University Press 1999). She contributes regularly to The Burlington Magazine, The Guardian, Crafts, The Spectator and The Times Literary Supplement. She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, of the London-based Critic’s Circle and of the Art Workers Guild. In 1999 she was given a Ceramics Arts Foundation Award for distinguished service to the Ceramic Arts. With Glenn Adamson and Edward S. Cooke she is the editor of The Journal of Modern Craft. The Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew, modern pots, colonialism and the counterculture (2012) has won the 2012 James Tait Black Prize for biography. Her most recent books are The Real Thing: essays on making in the modern world (2015), Leonard Rosoman (2016) and Craft, Whitechapel Gallery 2018 (part of the series Documents of Contemporary Art).

About the artist

Forest + Found formed in 2014, and are a London-based partnership between Max Bainbridge (b. 1991, London) and Abigail Booth (b. 1991, London). Max Bainbridge graduated in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2013, where he specialised in
photography and sculpture. Abigail Booth graduated in Fine Art at Byam Shaw
School of Art in 2010, the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012 and Chelsea College of
Art in 2013, where she specialised in painting and sculpture. Selected solo
exhibitions include: Walking the Line, Oriel Myrddin, Camarthen (2019) and Ruthin
Craft Centre, Ruthin (2018); Outland, Egg, London (2018). Selected group
exhibitions include: Levelling Traditions, Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton
(2018), Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery, London (2018). They screened their
film Unearthed at Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford after being Artists in Residence in
2017. In 2018 they were selected to participate in the London Creative Network and
in 2017 to participate in Hothouse, the Crafts Council’s Talent Development

Photo © Hydar Dewachi