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Illustrated talk by Katie Surridge, artist in residence
Thursday 7 November, 11am – 12 noon
A Muir Trust residency event.
Katie Surridge, mixed media artist, sculptor and metal worker, is the 12th Muir Trust artist in residence at Bucks County Museum. She has been inspired by 45 archaeological items in the museum collections and has used them as a springboard for her work in new and interactive ways. Shortly before the opening of the residency exhibition, she will be discussing her work, previous projects, inspirations and the 2019 Muir Trust Residency. Questions from the audience are welcome.
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Katie Louise Surridge (1985), was born and raised in London. She studied for her art foundation at Chelsea School of Art and her BA at the Slade, UCL (2010.) Upon graduation she was selected as one of four finalists in the Saatchi’s New Sensations competition, and later as a Royal British Sculpture Society, bursary winner (2011).
In 2013 she spent four months in China as Swatch Watches artist in residence, where she started Little Victories gallery, which operated from a converted waste recycling bicycle. This gallery allowed artists to display what they want, where they want, an interesting concept in a society where art is still heavily censored. This has now been remade in London.
Other residencies include ‘The Observatory’ in Lymington where she worked with locally collected coloured sand to create work which responded to the Victorian fad of sand art in bottles. During another residency at Gerfail Yr Ynys a forge in North Wales, she researched local folklore and stories which inspired large scale hand forged iron work. In January 2019 she went to the Scottish sculpture workshop for a month long residency to develop ceremonial drinking bronzes and sculptural furnaces.
Recent commissions include the B-side arts festival where she ran a mobile bronze foundry casting live for an audience and a permanent piece of public art for an Iron Age hill fort in the New Forest.
In 2016 Katie finished three years training as a blacksmith in Hereford at the National School of Blacksmithing. Most recently she received a bursary from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust allowing her to research smelting her own iron from ore. The trip which started in Ireland and moved on to Japan is a major new area of exploration and will culminate in a project with the British council .
After the Muir Trust Residency she plans to take up her place for an MA at Goldsmith’s College of Art.