In the final months running up to the opening of my exhibition I began looking to approach someone to write a review or a piece of creative writing, that would be influential to the collection of work exhibited within 'Three Days Of Rain.' And a reflection of the experience the viewer could encounter throughout the journey and flow of works, elaborating upon process, research and much more.
After being introduced to Sarah Parrott, owner of Creative Writing independent business Write Sparks, through the network community at Space at 61, we hit things off right away.
During the opening night of 'Three Days Of Rain', Sarah was the perfect companion to have at hand, by giving her an in depth tour about the collection of works, Laura gave a very personal insight regarding all aspects of her practice. From the process behind the works, descriptions of the places Laura took inspiration from for the work, as well as, the current trends of research inquiries that flow endlessly throughout her practice.
The outcome of the collaboration was written up into a poem, 'Three Days Of Rain', see below photograph of Tempest (2018).
Debuting Laura's third solo exhibition in South East London, 'Three Days Of Rain' at Space at 61 in Peckham, from Wednesday 25th- 30th July 2018.
The main focus of Hepworth's recent exhibition 'III'
reflected upon a key moment in her creative journey.
The significance of the three in roman numerals stand for
'Three Days of Rain', influenced by a first hand
experience from the Laura's short residency in Greece
during Summer 2017.
Throughout the exhibit, the viewer was invited to discover
and realise the appearance of chaos. In all aesthetics, the
concept of process and transformation becomes a
dominant motif with Hepworth’s work.
During the run of the exhibition there were a number of events which took centre focus. Including the a new addition to the Creative Connection series, Laura ran a Mark Making Workshop Day on Saturday 29th July 2018, where the public could pop in and let their inner artists out.
As well as, the opening night and preview for 'Three Days Of Rain', featuring a duo collaboration with local entrepreneurs MIG Catering and Write Sparks.
Through the voice of community spirit, these collaborations were incredibly influential to the success of the art exhibition, by enticing the attention of wider audiences from those with a love of food, creative writing and journalism to audiences Laura has generated through her personal contact book, Instagram account and those met through word of mouth at the networking events she attended prior to the exhibition launch.