OPENING WEEKEND! We are opening at the Shieldfield Centre on Friday 22 October – come and join us!


Jenny Alderson

Jenny Alderson currently creates objects and spaces which are at once familiar and strange. Using a combination of everyday and leftover materials, she likes to give the same attention to the off-cuts as the cuts, finding authority and beauty in the abstract shapes and materials left behind from processes such as dressmaking and building. She likes to combine materials from different worlds, questioning and challenging the hierarchies and connotations associated with materials and their colours. She is interested in barriers and boundaries and the points at which things meet, as well as the power of a subtle gesture or element, such as a raw edge, a pin only just holding something in place, or the division of a space by just a thin piece of fabric. Her work often explores alternative perspectives and multiple meanings through perception, physical movement through/around a space, and language.