I will be showing my woven sculptural work X-Ray series in the group exhibition 'Defining Structure' at The Cello Factory between 28th Sep - 7th October.
PV 27th Sep 6-8pm
35A Cornwall Road
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.
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 email@example.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.
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
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
Celebrating the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain's creative industries. 10 categories, 10 nominees per category.
Nominated in Art, Design and Craft category by Rosy Greenlees OBE, Julie Lomax and Aneeqa Khan.
Rita Parniczky's first solo exhibition presents a selection of artworks including large scale and sculptural materials and photograms. Curated by Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Member, Julia Royse. Presented by Perrier-Jouët Champagne.
Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery London SE1 0HX
Rita Parniczky wins Peter Collingwood Trust Award 2015 for innovation in loom-based materials.
Peter Collingwood was known for his innovative approach to weaving; the Trust encourages artists and designers to keep pushing the boundaries and discover the ‘next new thing’.
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.