Art et al. X Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS) Making Together 2023

Art et al. is an international platform that mainly connects artists from supported studios with international peers, arts professionals, and audiences, Art et al.’s global collaborations and partnerships result in commissioned critical writing, exhibitions, and original multi-media content.

Art et al. has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australian Government through the Australia Council of the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Aesop Foundation, British Council, Arts Project Australia, Slominski Projects, and Jennifer Lauren Gallery.

Making Together- Absence/Presence

The exhibition features the work created during two peer-to-peer collaborations. Thompson Hall, an artist with ActionSpace in London, has been working with Simone Kennedy MRSS while Leslie Thompson, an artist with Venture Arts in Manchester, has been collaborating with Eleni Maragaki MRSS.

Thompson Hall is a political artist and so am I. We share many similarities with a passionate interest in the world, engaging colour, form, and our own symbolic language to extend our personal inter-generational histories. Our methods of thinking and working utilize both an intuitive and structured approach, enjoying scale and experimentation with different media, particularly working with painting, pattern/repetition, and fabric. Importantly we both strive to imbue work with a stronger, more meaningful connection.

Exhibition Essay by Jes Fernie here

Peer/Peer 11: Thompson X Simone here

Intervention here