Friday 12 January - Saturday 28 April 2018
Recognised as one of the country’s finest up-and-coming talents, Royal College of Art graduate, Katie Spragg combines clay with a range of processes including animation, illustration and installation. Her interactive works aim to evoke a sense of wonder about being outside in nature.
Coinciding with our Masterpiece presentation of Monet’s Haystacks: Snow Effect we present two digital works at Abbot Hall. Further ceramic works will be on display at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House from 26 January – 10 May 2018.
Stop-frame animation In the Meadow will explore memories, experiences and interactions with nature. It will take viewers down among the grass to give an insects eye-view. And While Away will invite you to recline on a chair to watch grass made of porcelain blow in the wind, evoking the sense of calm felt when lying in a meadow.
Spragg, 30, said: “It’s a real privilege for my work to go on show at the same time as Monet. I hope in some way my art surprises visitors and makes them curious and gives a sense of discovery.”
Katie Spragg is one of several female artists making a key contribution to Abbot Hall’s exciting 2018 programme, which links to the national celebrations surrounding the Representation of the People Act 1918. Other female artists exhibiting at Abbot Hall this year include Patricia MacKinnon-Day, Elisabeth Frink and Alison Watt.
Spragg’s work is in demand. A recent piece, Hedgerow, was purchased in spring 2017 by the world’s leading museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Experience beautiful ceramics combined with playful animations in Spragg’s digital works at Abbot Hall.