Reflecting Wales 09:09
Howards Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art and Design, University of Wales
9 October to 4 November 2009
Architect Sarah Featherstone of Featherstone Young (formerly Featherstone Associates) has been selected as one of nine pioneering Welsh or Welsh resident architectural designers to exhibit in the forthcoming exhibition, Reflecting Wales 09:09.
The exhibition explores the theme of place in contemporary building design and is part of a wider programme, Reflecting Wales. This programme is supported by The Welsh School of Architecture in partnership with the Design Commission for Wales, and in collaboration with Design Circle RSAW South and Cardiff School of Art and Design.
Reflecting Wales is an exciting architectural programme initiated to promote, define and redefine the work of nine talented architects, chosen for their original approach to space solutions and their significant impact on design standards in places such as the home, the local environment, the work environment, and the larger areas of the cities, towns, and rural areas both today and for the future.
In addition to Sarah Featherstone, the eight other architects are: David Chambers, Steve Coombs, Aled Wyn Davies, Richard Golledge, Matthew Jones, Niall Maxwell Chris Owen, and Rhian Thomas.
Sarah Featherstone will bring an interactive element to the group exhibition. Through a series of installations, Sarah?s exhibits will highlight the ways in which people interact with buildings and spaces both in the process of designing and day-to-day. Sarah Featherstone commented: ?For me, a sense of place is primarily shaped by people - how they live in and use buildings and the space around them and what stories they have to tell. It is a social commentary that can create a sense of place.?
Trestle Table is her first piece, displaying a selection of objects that relate to an event or process where groups of people were closely involved in the design process.
The Wall is a collage of both collaborative processes between people and architect as well as a record of spaces and buildings that people have been able to shape and make their own.