Wednesday Art Talks
Wed 20 Oct 2021
£3.50* or free to Exeter College Students (Booking Essential)
This series of talks offers a chance to find out more about the work of practicing artists, filmmakers, photographers and designers.
The talks are presented in partnership with Exeter School of Art.
Artist and printmaker Molly Rooke’s work negotiates themes of preservation and restoration through coastal geography and heritage. Through re-appropriating and disrupting archives using processes of repetition and reproduction, she aims to shift and manipulate the narratives that surround these items.
Currently she is using traditional methods of domestic fixing and repair in an expanded form, focussing on the degradation of the Somerset and Devon Coastlines and what might be considered futile attempts to protect it from being eroded any further.
Molly is a Fine Art graduate of Cardiff School of Art and Design and has an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art. Her most recent solo show, ‘This was bound to happen sooner or later’ was shown earlier this year at Studio Kind in North Devon, and she is the recipient of a 2020/21 Somerset Art Works project development bursary, for which she has just completed a short residency at East Quay in Watchet. Her work is held in various collections including the British Museum and the Chelsea Library Special Collection.