Director Philippa Wall's practice stems from an exploration and development into experimental analogue filmmaking. Circulating around philosophical notions of space and time, Philippa has projected, both literally and psychologically the idea of reliving, or repeating moments that in reality can never truly be repeated. This has been realised in various experiments working directly onto 16mm film. These experimental works have created optical sound films which has lead to further exploration between analogue and digital sounds created through various processes. Recently, Philippa’s practice has focused more on projecting just simply the moment of creation which has began an interesting journey into performance.
In 2016 Philippa started sessional lecturing professional practice at Canterbury Christ Church University. During 2017 Philippa has also been project managing one of the Folkestone Triennial 2017 commissions alongside developing an exciting 2018 programme for Threads.
Director Luke Jones is a visual artist who explores conceptual visual arrangements. His practice is formulated by the concept of formal decision-making of objects and imagery. This has developed since leaving University. His interest in the formal decision- making of imagery has been used for the promotional material he has designed for Threads. He has recently been developing his entrepreneurial skills with facilitating workshops.
Emily Parris is an analogue photographer. She has transformed her space at Beach Creative into a practical dark room to develop her skills and teach others. Her position within Threads has allowed her documentation and evaluation skills to grow. Within her position as Director at Beach Creative she has progressed with decision making and planning. These skills have reflected themselves within her photography as her captivating work takes on new dimensions.
After being an assistant producer on our SMIIF Exhibition Faye joined as a permeant member of the Threads team in 2016. Faye is the Founder and Gallery Director of Casement Arts which runs an exhaustive programme of new exhibitions every 10 days. Her experience of working at speed and working with diverse artists needs adds a considerable amount to the team. She is also a freelance archive curator for DACS and Hop Projects CT20 and a project manager for Strangelove Festival.
Juliana Guger is a visual artist with knowledge in Art Therapy. She combines these two skills to create compositions that question our understanding and perceptions. With an array of exhibiting accomplishments she now looks to focus on her practise and develop it. She is currently establishing her entrepreneurial place and leading our Critiques.
Threads monthly crit sessions are for visual artists to discuss and develop work-in-progress/new work. The aim is for each Artist to produce new work and for their practise to develop through discussion on a peer-to-peer level. Artists will discuss their work and have the opportunity to discuss with the entire group if needed. Mediums/formats are open to all disciplines in visual arts.
No work is needed to attend
Targeting isolated artists that work in a non-commercial manner the chance to show quality work in group exhibitions. Mixed media, installation, film and performance. Often using existing venues and collaborating with other organisations to showcase their collectives.
Threads, an artist led, nomadic, D.I.Y Gallery founded in 2015 provides opportunities for artists, by showcasing and developing artists and their work.
Threads’ objectives are to provide regular exhibition and development opportunities to encourage the production of new work; boost exposure, confidence and creativity for isolated artists.
Threads recycles existing venues by hosting collaborative pop up exhibitions, screenings and peer-to-peer work-in-progress events. Threads has now run over 30 work in progress critiques, international time based arts festivals and delivered community projects through University collaborations.