Artist and Curator Talk

Vanessa Daws and Rosie Hermon

Archive Events & Talks (4 November 2022, 6.30pm - 8.00pm)
An opportunity to hear exhibiting artist Vanessa Daws and curator Rosie Hermon talk about their collaboration, followed by Q&A.

About The Artist

Vanessa Daws is a visual artist and long-distance swimmer using film, sound, drawing, publications, sculpture and live performance in her work, which explores ideas of place through swimming. For Vanessa ‘place’ is the watery space that is navigated and swum through, and the social space created when this activity is shared with others. Engagement and collaboration with local swimming groups is an important aspect of her working process.

Rosie Hermon is a curator and researcher based in London. Raised in Brighton, Rosie has spent several years working around and across the English Channel, particularly as a co-curator of the diep~haven festival. She is currently Artist Development Curator at Freelands Foundation.

Artist Residencies

In this slide presentation exhibiting artist Vanessa Daws and curator Rosie Hermon discuss Vanessa’s artistic practice and their collaboration through Swimming a Long Way Together, a multi-sited three-year project inspired by the swims of pioneer Mercedes Gleitze. At Home in the Water is Vanessa’s new commission for Fabrica, Brighton which is one of six locations that Vanessa is creating artworks and events for during 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Ireland, Northern Ireland and southeast England.

40-minute presentation followed by Q&A.

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