Exhibitions, Institutions, Projects

ProCreate Project Photozine Archive at LSBU

Participant in photozine archive  displayed at the launch event for the ProCreate Project and shown as part of an exhibition at London Southbank University from May 24th- June 24th 2016.
Photobook publishing at the School of Arts & Creative Industries / LSBU launched two new projects in Elephant & Castle: 103 Borough Road + 126 London Road

ə-books [uh-books] a project space for material publishing
A yearlong programme exploring paper publishing as artistic practice
103 Borough Rd SE1 0AA [Students Centre at the London South Bank University]
with the ProCreate Project Photozine Archive


Curating, Exhibitions, Institutions, Presentations, Projects

Exhibition at Modemuseum Hasselt

The Story of Bivolino
Modemuseum Hasselt

As curator of ‘The Story of Bivolino’  at Modemuseum Hasselt,  my objective was to reveal the history of Bivolino and highlight the company’s natural relationship with the textile industry and fashion history of Hasselt.

The exhibition looked into the story of the two brothers Louis and Jacques Byvoet who founded the business in 1954 and their grandfather who had been in the linen trade since 1900. The family run business offered customers an alternative to the classic white shirt and delivered fashionable styles and fabrics. The logo, always featuring the squirrel has been handed down through the generations and arose from the location of the brothers’ workshops close to the sandy pine forests of Hasselt. The company has continually adopted advancing technologies and pioneered the ergonomic measurement system in 1969, allowing each shirt to be individually fitted to the body.
‘The Story of Bivolino’ presented an archive collection of objects, photographs as well as artwork and bespoke shirts from the business and art ranges, accompanied by digital and slide presentations.

TV Limburg Interview | Het Verhaal van Bivolino at Modemuseum Hasselt


Visit to National Sculpture Factory and The Guesthouse Artists Collective

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We had an interesting day visiting The National Sculpture Factory (NSF)  and The Guesthouse Artists Collective. NSF is an organisation which assists artists by providing a supportive working environment, giving artists the opportunity to develop new projects and improve skills. They are also involved in a vibrant cross cultural exchange programme, bringing together national and international artists, curators and philosophers. They provide residencies, lecture programmes, cultural exchanges, masterclasses and professional development workshops.

After lunch we visited The Guesthouse on Chapel St,  founded in 2004 and opened in 2009.  An artist led initiative, the Guesthouse provides residencies for Irish and international artists. The venue faciliates solo and group shows as well as cross-practice peer exchange, all in a residential setting.  By hosting events, many based around food,  people come together with shared interests and also new exchanges are initiated,  artists, curators, critics and passionate cooks come together in this informal setting, encouraging  interaction.

It was interesting to actually see how both organisations work with artists and the huge benefits from such relationships. Both organisations were interested in establishing a link with us as artists and wanted to maintain contact. They  were both encouraging and open to future projects with any of us should a need arise.