to Aug 4

Summer course Sweden

I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching a summer course at Sätergläntan Institutet in Sweden next year.

I designed a concept-led course to encourage students to experiment with weave as a medium for building structures out of uncommon materials. These may include materials commonly used by other industries or disciplines, or second-hand and rejected goods. We may partially change or alter them to make them available for loom work. Although we will be using weaving yarns too the focus is on thinking outside of the box and using other already existing materials giving them another life and meaning. This process will engage students in understanding and perhaps re-inventing weave through experimental works.

The results of this project is often structure-based and inspirational for future projects. During my education at Central Saint Martins, I used these type of projects to move away from basic weave methods and to engage the innovative thinking. It eventually resulted in the translucent sculptural work 'X-Ray' series, which exposes its vertical warp structure.

More information: http://www.saterglantan.se/produkt/another-meaning-build-structures-with-uncommon-materials/

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Paper cut-out collage workshops

Paper cut sculpture: 2D to 3D - Skill workshops by Rita Parniczky.

Rita invites you to her studio where you'll be introduced to paper cutting, an art form you will explore through Collage, 3D construction and manipulation. You will learn a variety of techniques that will enable you to create sculptural works that take on new forms when exposed to light. The workshop aims to open your mind to the possibilities of paper cutting whilst giving you the practical skills you will need to bring your creative vision to life.

Throughout summer 2018: you can expand your creativity, learn about different techniques and get new skills while making Paper Cut Jewellery.

Various dates available weekly. All materials and tools are provided.

For all enquiries and booking please email contact@ritaparniczky.com or 07731 880 652 

About artist: Rita works with sculptural weave, photography and mixed media exploring structure, visual change with light and the way we experience our environment. Her sculptural work is multi-award winning, has been exhibited (inter)nationally and is part of the V&A permanent collection. She lectures at Central Saint Martins, Norwich University of the Arts and The Glasgow School of Art, and has delivered workshops for British Council and Crafts Council.

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Theo Moorman Trust Award 2018

I am proud to be recipient of the Theo Moorman Trust Award 2018. The project focuses on re-assessing my woven sculptural work X-Ray series. The Award is supporting my in-depth research on the role of textiles in the 20th century in recent years. I will be travelling to Paris to meet and discuss work with textile artist Sheila Hicks who has kindly agreed to meet me at her solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou this April. On my return, I will continue experimenting with new processes and materials in my studio.

Works I am making explore the idea of function, expectations and limitation we have for objects and people. The project will enable me to question, and express my findings through new mediums and processes resulting in sculptural works.

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Awarded a-n Artist Bursary 2018

I am thrilled to announce I am an a-n Artist Bursaries 2018 recipient.

I have been making short videos for several years however, for the first time, I will be learning into editing. This support by a-n The Artists Information Company will enable me to undertake a course in editing in the summer of 2018 to make work in a new medium, and express my ideas without words. 

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Designing Difference, chaired by Charlotte Abrahams

Conversations in Design: Designing Difference
A discussion about the importance of individuality in an increasingly homogenous world. How do artists and designers create work that stands out and speaks to the contemporary consumer? From hi-tech materials to cutting edge techniques via traditional craft skills, expect insights into work that goes far beyond the usual references.
Helen Amy Murray, Anna Garner and Rita Parniczky in conversation with writer and journalist Charlotte Abrahams

Hosted by FT How to Spend It
Location: Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE


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to Feb 6

Collect 2017

One-off representation by Joanna Bird Collections and Contemporary Applied Arts at Collect 2017.
View an installation of large-scale works - evolved from Parniczky's Perrier-Jouët solo exhibition in summer 2016 - in the stunning setting of the Saatchi Gallery in London's Kings Road, Chelsea.
PR/press enquiries to Jayne@caa.org.uk and Samantha@joannabird.com

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to May 11

COLLECT 2015, Saatchi Gallery

A new body of large-scale work, X-Ray Vault Series II No II, III & IV installed at Collect Open 2015.
In this installation, Rita Parniczky investigates the performance and capability of the monofilament warp threads to form shapes and patterns inspired by the architectural structure fan vaults.

Supported by Arts Council England.

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