Front Room

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Oh dear, I’m hopelessly late in getting this out here. But if you’re anywhere close to Bristol, I’m showing in the Front Room art trail this weekend and I’d love to see you.

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I’m at 105 Oxford Street, Bristol, BS3 4RL where I’ll be showing some sculpture and premiering a brand new performance piece. It’s the first year that I’ve taken part in the trail, so I’m pretty excited.

The opening is on Friday 20th from 6 – 9pm and then the trail is open from 12 – 6pm on both Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November.

Front Room aka The Totterdown Art Trail is the longest running art trail in Bristol. People in Totterdown kindly open their houses up as venues, so not only can you see lots of fantastic local art but you also get to have a good nose at other people’s decorating choices! If you’re in or near Bristol, it’s an excellent day out with lots going on including workshops for kids and a street party on the Saturday. The Front Room website has more details and maps.

Check out the beautiful staircase I’ve got – it’s a very ‘Kirsty’ sort of space, all greys and whites with fantastic light streaming in from a huge skylight on the top landing.

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Kirsty Hall: Totterdown Staircase, Sept 2009

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Kirsty Hall: Totterdown Staircase, Sept 2009

I’ll be performing in the space where that pile of books is.
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Kirsty Hall: Totterdown Staircase, Sept 2009

I’m doing a new performance piece called Red Thread where I’ll be sewing red thread to a white dress whilst I’m wearing it. In a deliberate contrast to my Pin Ritual story-telling performances, I’ll be gagged so that I can only communicate with my hands and eyes and I’ll be encouraging people to sew bits of thread to me. It should be… interesting! It’s a piece that I’ve been working out in my head for a couple of years, so I’m pleased to finally be bringing it to fruition.

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

12 thoughts on “Front Room

  1. Very interesting. I’d like to see your art performance and the whole Art Trail if I was in that area.
    Lovely staircase and ethereal light. Quite beautiful.
    Best wishes for a successful performance! I hope you follow up on the blog with a review of the event.

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  2. Very interesting. I’d like to see your art performance and the whole Art Trail if I was in that area.
    Lovely staircase and ethereal light. Quite beautiful.
    Best wishes for a successful performance! I hope you follow up on the blog with a review of the event.

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  3. Very interesting. I’d like to see your art performance and the whole Art Trail if I was in that area.
    Lovely staircase and ethereal light. Quite beautiful.
    Best wishes for a successful performance! I hope you follow up on the blog with a review of the event.

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  4. Hi there,

    This sounds like a really fascinating piece of art. I would love to know how it went and if you documented it, it would be great to see it. I hope you do a post on it. I will be back to see!!

    Do pop over some time! :)

    Amelia.x
    http://www.101birdtales.blogspot.com

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    Kirsty Hall Reply:

    Hi Amelia, the first of the two exhibition reports is up on my blog now and the next one should go up in the next day or two. Enjoy…

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    Kirsty Hall Reply:

    Hi Amelia, the first of the two exhibition reports is up on my blog now and the next one should go up in the next day or two. Enjoy…

    [Reply]

  5. Hi there,

    This sounds like a really fascinating piece of art. I would love to know how it went and if you documented it, it would be great to see it. I hope you do a post on it. I will be back to see!!

    Do pop over some time! :)

    Amelia.x
    http://www.101birdtales.blogspot.com

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    Kirsty Reply:

    Hi Amelia, the first of the two exhibition reports is up on my blog now and the next one should go up in the next day or two. Enjoy…

    [Reply]

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