STRIP Ttttt's: A Layered Intervention by Julia Devonshire
Julia Devonshire has been working in Contemporary Art settings since 2000 on a range of solo and collaborative projects both in the UK and abroad. She is a founder member of OUTPOST Gallery in Norwich and currently works as an artist-producer and researcher, connecting artists with audiences and working with other professionals to advise on and facilitate versatile, engaging projects and events.
For JUNE 2014, Julia has responded to The Bridge with an intervention, working over Henry Boon’s wall painting and adapting it into something new. Her artistic practice addresses critical and popular dialogues through various mediums including sculpture, sound, fashion and costume, performance and even food. Her recent research has focused on museum collections - objects, origins, and approaches to display and interpretation - unpacking ethical and political complexities in a cultural context. In particular, her interests lie in the commentary on global over-production, particularly the fashion industry.
Here Julia mixes traditional making skills and dressmaking techniques to craft a graphic strip of ‘t’s. There is an obvious connection here to the World Cup but also the pieces are a nod to a regular event Julia hosts at The Birdcage called Fash n Chips, which aims to promote sustainability and an awareness to what we are wearing.