Guest Artist: Hope Duncan
Hope Duncan is a textile artist whose work draws on traditional crafting methods used by generations of artisans. These traditional methods hark back to a time when fairy tales were lived, and cloths made by hand wove the stories of kings. Hope combines these crafting methods with contemporary approaches to materials and application, to create a unique textile practice which addresses relevant issues while also acknowledging the past.
Hope’s aim is to present a tactile conversation or story for the viewer. She uses this dialogue between the viewer and the issues presented to facilitate a wider conversation about the subject beyond the work. These pieces require the viewer to look closely and to spend time with the works. This provides an opportunity and space for the viewer to think about the issues brought up by the work and begin conversations of their own.