Exhibitions: Modern Makers & Model:Making – Ptolemy Mann

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will  be showing as part of the exhibition Modern Makers at Chatsworth House this September. Curated by Sarah Griffin and presented by Sothebys, it’s a selling exhibition of contemporary applied art across several disciplines. Exhibitors were invited to make work in direct response to the house and its collection in some shape or form. After several visits Ptolemy created an installation of nine 250 x 70cm artworks called Chromatogenous  (meaning ‘to generate colour’). Dates: 18th September – 23rd December 2013

Each artwork represents a single colour (from left to right; Ultramarine : Aquamarine : Indigo) that is in some way significant within the house and textile archive at Chatsworth.

Each piece is an exploration of deep emotive colour and will be shown in sequence on a long wall within the New Gallery. More details can be seen here.

Model : Making @ Contemporary Applied Arts –

6th September – 11th November
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Curated by Brian Kennedy this exhibition looks at the increasing use of new technologies by craftsmen and architectural model makers.

It’s also an opportunity to celebrate the new home of CAA in Borough and their partnership with the architects Allies + Morrison who have created the new space. Ptolemy will be showing how her use of digital technology has taken her signature Ikat motif and translated it into fabric and, most recently, ceramic tile. In a collaboration with Johnson Tiles she has created a kaleidoscopic permanent installation in the gallery.
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If you are in Wadhurst, East Sussex in the next few weeks you can see Ptolemy’s joint show with burnt wood sculptor Tom Smith at Wing Gallery from the 7th – 21st September 2013.

She is also launching a new collection of rugs called Mid Century Modern – for a preview of the collection go to www.significantcolour.wordpress.com

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