Catherine and Bonnie planned to work collaboratively, taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape and folklore of the area to develop illustrations and writing for a collaborative book. They combined sketching with watercolour, writing and skill sharing during their time here. While also managing to swim every day.
Bonnie and Cat were working collaboratively in their contrasting practices, letting their shared experience, folktales and their dark yet inviting sense of humour inform their drawings and writing. Together they developed ideas for stories of bog mummies, mermaids and vengeful washer women.
The first drafts of three short stories were written by Bonnie, with companion illustrations in production by Cat. Their work was created simultaneously; drawings developing from conversations on walks, leading on to writing and returning to drawing. You can read Bonnies diary of the residency on her website.
We were joined by past residents Piera Cirefice and Kate Boucher for dinner and a private view of the work on Cat and Bonnie's last night.
Bonnie Radcliffe website / instagram
Catherine Lovett instagram
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