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Upcoming artwork

Katie Schwab

Here to There, 2024

Schwab’s series of captivating works will prompt a new journey, revealing the hidden history of the river, drawing people away from heavily trafficked roads and enhancing the route from Star Lane Station to the River Lea at Cody Dock. For the project, Schwab is proposing to create a co-produced artwork drawing on the rich history of textile block-printing and synthetic (manmade) dye production in the lower Lea.

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Katie Schwab (b. Hackney, 1985) is an artist who works with installation, textiles, furniture and moving image to explore personal and social histories of craft, design, and education. Her research focuses on twentieth- century domestic textiles and civic architecture. Embedded in the communities and contexts in which she works, Schwab’s projects incorporate collaborative workshops, archival research and craft- based learning.

Schwab received her MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2015. Recent exhibitions include British Art Show 9, Hayward Gallery Touring (2021-22), small wares, Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands (2021); Another Crossing, Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, USA & The Box, Plymouth, UK (2021-22), A Working Building, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth (2019) and This Interesting and Wonderful Factory, Clore Sky Studio Commission, Tate St Ives, St Ives (2018).

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