Red Studio Enquiry Conversations

Red Studio Enquiry Conversations 

Saturday 23 September 2017

Venue:  Lower Tudor Room, Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich IP4 2BE

Time:     11am4pm

Cost :      £7  booking on eventbrite essential as places are limited

Obscure Secure is a collaborative project between the artists Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley focusing on works by women artists in collections. 

Following the artists Red Studio Enquiry residency earlier this year in the former home / studio of painter Mary Potter (1900-1981) you are invited to join us for a day of discussion and activity around gender, place and collections. 

10.30 am Tea and Coffee

11 am Start

Please note a full lunch is not provided but we will be providing Tea / Coffee and light refreshments throughout the day

4 pm End

Event Contributors

Obscure Secure is a collaborative project between  artists Claudia Böse, Hayley Field and Jacqueline Utley. In 2017 they were awarded an ACE research and development grant  for the self initiated Red Studio Enquiry residency which took place earlier this year in the former home / studio of painter Mary Potter (1900-1981) which  they will be discussing during the day.

The Drawing Exchange is an ongoing independent artist project by Kayle Brandon and Lady Lucy, predominantly exploring drawing experiences in social, participatory and public contexts with the aim to enable collective and personal enquiry into experimental process led drawing methods. A Drawing Exchange activity will look at some works by women artists from the collection.


Mandy Bentley is an Art historian and journalist. Mandy recently gave a talk on Mary Potter at the Britten Pears foundation during the Red Studio Enquiry residency and completed a PhD on ‘The Unknown Florine Stettheimer: Fame, Femininity and ‘Salon Space’’ (2015). Mandy will be sharing some of her research.

Emma Roodhouse, Collections & Learning Curator (Art) at Ipswich Museum. Emma has worked with and advised Obscure Secure artists since 2013. Emma will be presenting and talking about the drawings of Blanche Vulliamy (1869-1923) 77 pastel drawings of WW1 searchlights that rarely come out of the museum stores.

Amy Budd is a writer and curator is currently Exhibitions Organiser at Raven Row (London) and has previously worked as Exhibitions and Events Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery (London). She was Steering Committee Chair at OUTPOST Gallery from 2011-2013. Amy will talk on the recent exhibition 56 Artillery Lane which she co curated at Raven Row.

Martha Fleming is an artist who works in  research, teaching and creative capacities; in museums, universities and scientific institutions; and inside disciplines ranging from biomedicine and astrophysics to the history of science and technology, as well as design and the fine arts. Martha is currently Deputy Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum Research Institute. Martha is facilitating a discussion on artists working with collections.






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