From Monday 3rd September visitors to The Point can view a new exhibition from Visual Artist Eve Dawson. A resident at The Sorting Office – a studio complex for designer-makers and artists - since its inception in 2013, Eve’s Watch This Space gallery will be free to view in The Point’s Café Bar and Atrium throughout autumn.
We spoke to Eve about what visitors can expect from the exhibition, and what her next steps as an artist are.
Your Watch This Space Gallery opens on Monday 3rd September. What can people expect from it?
The viewers to this exhibition will encounter a series of idiosyncratic marks and gestures presented via a creative language of colour. Each painting creates a conversation between texture, colour, form and depth.
How important is The Sorting Office to you as an artist creating work locally?
The Sorting Office is vital to the further development of my studio practice; it gives a better space to work in, somewhere to invite existing and potential clients for meetings and consultations and is well placed for all kinds of opportunities locally.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your career so far?
I’m an MA postgraduate of Winchester School of Art and a self- employed visual artist at The Sorting Office, Eastleigh. I apply my work in a considered and expressive way and I love the contrast between these two approaches. Usually I have an idea as to what I want to visually achieve through colour and movement and I draw inspiration from the works of other contemporary artists such as Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Christopher Wool, Jo Davenport and Emilio Vedova.
I’m interested in collaborating with interior designers, architects and interior stylists and my work is well-positioned and priced for residential, hotel and restaurant contracts. My work is also collected by private individuals in the UK and internationally.
What projects are you working on at the moment / what is next for you as an artist?
My painting continues to evolve and I’m just enjoying the ‘Journey’ that it’s taking me on. I plan to return to working on paper and building up my portfolio, in the meantime I’m about to start teaching a series of workshops and courses at Peter Symonds Adult Education Centre in Winchester. I also hope to continue my association with West Dean College in Chichester as a short course tutor. I’m also very keen to establish a weekly Art Group at The Production House at the Sorting Office.
Find out more about Eve here.