Two blog posts in one day about yours truly! First, a little bluurb from the lovely Becky Johnson about my brand new zine project, Punk Rockers on Creative Survival and the Survival of Creativity. I have yet to write about this project here, so stay tuned for more on this. Secondly is a short piece on artclothtext about my online exhibition, paperwork/foodwork up on poplar gallery.online by artist Lesley Bricknell. She writes:
"Artist Tara Bursey’s show paperwork/foodwork is currently on show at Poplar Online. One of my favourite pieces is shrimplace, pale pink shrimps enmeshed together like a doiley. It seems to me to hint at craft practices once traditionally associated with women. Crochet, lacemaking - repetitious, labour intensive, domestic. Tara’s choice of food as artworks is an interesting one. Surely the refusal or rationing of food is a position of power and control. Manageing the ‘unmanageable’?"
Pictured: Shrimplace (detail), 2008.