Kaitlin Ferguson’s arts practice is fairly multi-disciplinary, which means she works across a lot of art mediums whether this be drawing, printmaking, sculpture or participatory projects which involve working with people. Across all the artworks Kaitlin makes, she draws inspiration from the natural world, responding to the environment and issues around climate change.
When working with people for workshops or projects, Kaitlin creates bespoke sessions for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. She support them to develop their confidence in making art and responding to the world around them.
My favourite object in Kettle’s Yard is Fen 1 by Roger Ackling, because I was lucky enough to have Roger as my tutor when I went to art school. He was an amazing man who was full of magic and wonder. His artworks were made by drawing lines onto found wood, using simply a magnifying glass and the sun. This piece makes me happy, because it reminds me of the times I got to spend with Roger and the fascinating stories he would tell.
In 2022, the Clore Learning Studio at Kettle’s Yard transformed into a creative research lab and everyone was invited to take part.
During July and August, artist Kaitlin Ferguson transformed the Clore Learning Studio at Kettle’s Yard into a creative lab, where she hosted a series of discussions, workshops, open days, and displays. Together with members of our local community and researchers at the University of Cambridge, Kaitlin used this space to explore how we can use art and creativity to better care for each other and the planet.
CoLAB’s themes were inspired by the research of Dr Louise Hickman at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy. Louise investigates how people with a diverse range of needs physically access the built environment and daily routines and how this data can inform the future of work. By exploring this topic creatively and with local voices, CoLAB has produced a new archive of experiences and perspectives.
This summer, the Clore Learning Studio at Kettle’s Yard is transforming into a creative research lab and everyone is invited to take part. Community CoLab Assistant Curator Molly Stock-Duerdoth tells us more.