Material Matters


Material Matters is a curated series of exhibitions divided into Acts. Focus of the curation is towards the creative processes of recycling and re-interpretation, breathing new life into found materials, discarded objects and raw media. Outcomes reflect an altering of function, status or lifespan, developing new forms and meanings.

Josie participated in Material Matters Act 2 from 04-06 July 2018 at The Well Studios, Liverpool.

For Material Matters Act 2 Josie made a painting over three days. Visitors were invited to visit Josie at The Well Studios in Liverpool to observe and discuss the painting making process while she worked, beginning with assembling and stretching a large canvas. Josie categorises her paintings as either 'Found Arrangements' or 'Self Assembled Arrangements'. For this exhibition she created a Self Assembled Arrangement, where images are taken from different sources and assembled together in a representational setting.

You can view a time lapse video of the making of the painting, After Thomas Cole with Building Blocks, that was made as part of Material Matters Act 2, on Josie's Vimeo page HERE



After Thomas Cole with Building Blocks, acrylic and acrylic ink on canvas, 200cm x 160cm