20 in 15

The Lives of Artists
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There is an exhibition of the work at [mine] gallery Carshalton from 5-27th March 2016 (free entry)
30-34 High Street
Carshalton
SM5 3AG
Wednesday to Saturday – 10am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm
(Monday – Tuesday closed)Tel: 020 8647 1800
The 20 artists & organisations photographed for the project are:

Peter S Smith – Painter Printmaker  
Alex Foster – Illustrator 
Abel Kesteven – Artist 
Aga Cowling – Amber & Glass Designer
Jeremy Clark – Ceramic Sculptor
Luci Metcalfe – Artist
Dan Redding – Videographer 
Kathryn Sherriff – Ceramicist
Glow – Design Agency
Guy Meredith – Composer
Emma Capron – Interior Designer
Wayne Sleeth – Artist
Kendra Haste – Sculptor
Alban Low – Illustrator 
Lucy Furlong – Poet
Karin Andrews Jashapara – Shadow Puppetry 
Emily Hall – Weaver and Ceramicist
Andrew Candy – Gallery Owner & Graphic Designer
Art Language Location – Contemporary Arts Festival
Association Amitiés Tsiganes – Community Art / ‘Un mur d’expression pour en faire tomber d’autres’

A behind the scenes look at the lives of twenty different artists, their creative processes and working environments.

“I worked on this documentary study for a year, my goal being to photograph twenty artists in 2015. It evolved as each artist recommended the next. The first person I photographed was ceramicist Kathryn Sherriff at her studio in Carshalton. Meeting Kathryn led to the discovery of a thriving arts community in the borough (Sutton) which established itself at the heart of the project and includes luminaries such as Aga Cowling, Emily Hall, Abel Kesteven, Karin Andrews-Jashapara, and Kendra Haste.

I also travelled to many locations in the UK and abroad; to Fleet Street in London to photograph printmaker Peter Smith at the historic St. Brides Foundation, Margate in Kent to the home of award winning illustrator Alex Foster, and to the studio of British artist Wayne Sleeth, based in north-eastern France. 

In addition to photographing individuals, I was pleased to include organisations that play a vital part in getting an artist’s work seen by the public, like the Arts Language Location festival in Cambridge and the Mine Gallery in Carshalton.”

20 in 15 encapsulates the significance of the creative arts in our communities, giving a unique insight into the lives of creative people and what it takes to make a living from the creative process; from finding studio space to exhibiting, educating and selling work.