Significant Spaces Exhibition

Significant Spaces, at the Create Centre Gallery, was an exhibition featuring the work of five up and coming artists. Artist Cathy Hicks won the chance to stage the show when she was awarded the Create Centre Regional Artist of the Year prize at the RWA in 2005. She used the opportunity to display her own work along with that of fellow artists Beate Gegenwart, Marina Harvey, Susan Lovatt and Kate Wood. Encompassing a variety of media - including prints, artists' books, glass, enamel, fashion textiles, ceramics and installation - the women interpreted the theme of 'significant spaces' in very diverse ways. The result was an eclectic and interesting exhibition.

The exhibition ran from Tuesday 10 to Friday 27 October 2006
The Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN

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Cathy Hicks

Cathy Hicks' work reflects her very personal exploration of North Cornwall, along with her deep interest in landscape, coastlines, edges and prehistory. Working in various mediums including printmaking and enamelling, she won the Best Regional Artist award at the Autumn Exhibition Royal West of England Academy in 2005.

Beate Gegenwart

Beate Gegenwart's work reflects her personal perspective of living between cultures - her sense of crossing borders, languages and places, and occupying a space in between. She mainly focuses on laser cut stainless steel panels with minimal enamel additions, but also finds expression through her printmaking and artist's books.

Marina Harvey

A fashion designer and printmaker, Marina Harvey currently researches 'Shweshwe' and 'Real Dutch Wax' fabrics from Africa. Her work fuses authentic African print methods and textile techniques with traditional English fabrics and stereotypical icons. The resulting hybrid fabrics and garments are decorative and lighthearted, but also challenge our preconceived ideas of both African and English culture.

Susan Lovatt

Susan Lovatt exhibited an installation called 'Making a Mark'. Using a wide range of materials to create pieces that look like relics or museum exhibits, and give importance and significance to things we take for granted.

Kate Wood

Kate Wood's work attempts to capture the essence of Venice, a city she loves, and evoke a sense of place. Working mainly in glass because of its properties of transparency and reflection, her pieces make reference to the water and unusual light in Venice, as well as its history of glassmaking.

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