The Sorting Table - Clare Jarrett

Thursday 1st July - Saturday 14th August
Preview Saturday 3 July, 12 - 2pm
Cafe & Malt Room

The sorting table is a series of casts which emerged through working with new materials and processes during 2020-21. Casting, like a recollection or a memory, can reveal something unexpected, inviting unforeseen connections and resonances.  I often have a sense of profound shock and excitement as I unpack new work.

Covid Apples

In March 2020 the apple tree, in full blossom, was being pollinated by bees. The fruit developed over lockdown 1. By summer the tree was laden with yellow fruit. We picked the apples in early October as lockdown 2 started. We  stored the apples through the winter during lockdown 3. A few have lasted into April and May 2021. Over 11th and 12th May this work was made with the remaining fruit, by this time too soggy to eat. Mice have had their share.

Covid Apples 2021
26 x 22 x 10 cm, Jesmonite

Clare Jarrett studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and more recently undertook the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Clare has written and illustrated five children’s books and won the Mother Goose Award in 1997. She received an Arts Council Escalator Award in 2008. She was commissioned to make work for Sculpture in the City, 2018.

Exhibition is free
Open from 10:00am-4:00pm

1 July - 14 August