Linen Solo (winter roof terrace)Kate Owens

 

Linen Solo
(winter roof terrace)

Irish linen block printed with solvent-free inks.
200 × 200cm

2024

Linen Solo (winter roof terrace) Kate Owens

 

Linen Solo
(winter roof terrace)

overhead footage from live performance.
200 × 200cm

2024

'Linen Solo (winter roof terrace)' is a site specific performance made for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art inspired by 'Calico Mingling', a 1973 dance by Lucinda Childs. Borrowing Childs’ loose arm gestures and time signature, this work sets out to record details from MIMA’s open-air roof terrace, one step at a time.

 

Creeping Velvet (Pollokshields late summer drape) Kate Owens

 

Right:
Creeping Velvet (Pollokshields late summer drape)
Left:
Creeping Velvet (Pollokshields late summer overlap)

Irish linen naturally dyed with birch bark and block printed with solvent-free inks.
Photo Credit:
Katherine Anne Rose

with thanks to Studio Pavilion
225 × 120cm

2023

Creeping Velvet (Pollokshields late summer drape) Kate Owens

 

Detail:
Creeping Velvet (Pollokshields late summer overlap)

Irish linen naturally dyed with birch bark and block printed with solvent-free inks.
Photo Credit:
Katherine Anne Rose

2023

Creeping Velvet (Midmar autumn weave) Kate Owens

 

Creeping Velvet (Midmar autumn weave)

Irish linen naturally dyed with red dock and block printed with solvent-free inks
Photo Credit:
Katherine Anne Rose

with thanks to Studio Pavilion, Glasgow
150 × 185cm

2023

This series was created for Craft Scotland's presentation at Collect 2023. The title 'Creeping Velvet' was adapted from spoken accounts of velvet ribbon puckering and creeping within Bernat Klein's experimental woven tweeds of the 1960’s. The bracketed part of each title identifies where the plant material for the natural dye was sourced, the time of year it was gathered and the garment detail that inspired each design.

 

Livid Kate Owens

 

Livid

block printed cotton dyed with Red Dock plant dye.
Photo Credit:
Ciorstaidh Monk

300 × 125cm

2022

'Livid' was made during a residency at Studio Pavilion in Summer 2022.

 

Walking Wench For Three Weeks (after Joyce Clissold) Kate Owens

 

A Walking Wench For Three Weeks (after Joyce Clissold)

block printed and painted linen curtains.

320 × 450cm

2022

'A Walking Wench For Three Weeks (after Joyce Clissold)' was installed at Sierra Metro Gallery as part of 'SKU' a collaborative exhibition with Morven Mulgrew. A multi-purpose bag / poster and text were commissioned by Panel to accompany the show.

 

The Shadow of Your Shadow

 

Plant Web Splash

block print on linen.
150 x 210cm
Image Credit:
Plant Web Splash, Kate Owens, 2020. Crafts Council Collection: 2021.8. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.
2020

...and the plants and the webs and the splashing

(extract)
16mm film transferred to digital
© Kate Owens and Kimberley O’Neill
2020

'...and the plants and webs and the splashing' was created alongside the textile work ‘Plant Web Splash’ as part of the 2020 TOAST Artist-in-residence programme in partnership with the Crafts Council. The full version 7min 44sec is held in the Crafts Council Collection, UK. Block printing by Kate Owens. Filmed and edited by Kimberley O’Neill. Assisted by Duncan Marquiss.

 

The Shadow of Your Shadow

 

The Shadow of Your Shadow

block printing performance.
AIR at Lawrence Works, London
2018

The Shadow of Your Shadow

 

The Shadow of Your Shadow

detail of print
2018

The Shadow of Your Shadow

block printing performance.
AIR at Lawrence Works, London
2018

'The Shadow of Your Shadow' was part of a project by AIR in response to a recently closed textile factory in North London. Five dancers perform a short choreography across a roll of fabric wearing purpose made print-block-shoes. Performed by J'Nade Alcindor, Saskel Fenton, Maria Da Silva Antunes, Julia Oliveira, Shanaya Nurse with accompanying soundtrack by Tommy Grace.

 

Original Condition

 

Original Condition

screen print, cotton, aluminium print screen
58 x 68cm
2017

Original Condition

 

Original Condition

screen-prints on cotton, silk and sateen, yellow-meshed aluminum print screen, aluminum legs, return receipts, plywood, nail
70 x 87 x 123cm
2017

Original Condition

 

Original Condition

screen print, cotton, aluminium print screen
70 x 87 x 62cm
2017

'Original Condition' makes use of the 28-day return policy common to high street retailers.

 

Full Drop, Half Drop, Brick, Spot, Diamond, Triangle, Stripe, Hexagon, Ogee, Scale, Mirror, Turn-over, Swiss, Tossed, All-over

 

Full Drop, Half Drop, Brick, Spot, Diamond, Triangle, Stripe, Hexagon, Ogee, Scale, Mirror, Turn-over, Swiss, Tossed, All-over

screen print on cotton
1700 x 250cm
2016

Full Drop, Half Drop, Brick, Spot, Diamond, Triangle, Stripe, Hexagon, Ogee, Scale, Mirror, Turn-over, Swiss, Tossed, All-over

 

Full Drop, Half Drop, Brick, Spot, Diamond, Triangle, Stripe, Hexagon, Ogee, Scale, Mirror, Turn-over, Swiss, Tossed, All-over

detail

Full Drop, Half Drop, Brick, Spot, Diamond, Triangle, Stripe, Hexagon, Ogee, Scale, Mirror, Turn-over, Swiss, Tossed, All-over

 

Full Drop (test)

screen print on paper
59 x 94cm
2016

'Full Drop, Half Drop, Brick, Spot, Diamond, Triangle, Stripe, Hexagon, Ogee, Scale, Mirror, Turn-over, Swiss, Tossed, All-over' is a swimming pool-sized roll of fabric, printed with a lose tile pattern and weekly borrowings from the local pool. Hair bands, earrings, used plasters and goggle parts etc. were found, removed, screen printed in the studio and returned to the bottom of the pool.

 

Why Don't You Put Eyes In Those Holes?

 

Why Don't You Put Eyes In Those Holes?

installation for a participatory workshop
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
2016

Why Don't You Put Eyes In Those Holes?

 

Why Don't You Put Eyes In Those Holes ?

script for a performance (extract); 6 colour screen print on card.

100 x 21cm
2016

Trying To Cut Out A Heart

 

Trying To Cut Out A Heart

fabric remnants, textile adhesive, cotton
200 x 91cm
2016

'Why Don’t You Put Eyes In Those Holes?' is an installation for a workshop first shown at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester. Audio recordings of the workshop became a scripted performance whilst the physical leftovers were used to make the textile hanging 'Trying To Cut Out A Heart'.

 

Why Don't You Put Eyes In Those Holes?

 

Detail:
From The Department Of Deadends
(pink & rose)

7 colour block print on paper
70 x 70cm
2013

Why Don't You Put Eyes In Those Holes?

 

From The Department Of Deadends
(pink & rose)

7 colour block print on paper
70 x 70cm
2013

A series of four print editions made in response to the archive of William Morris printing blocks held by Anstey Wallpaper Company in Loughborough. Print Blocks from some of Morris' most popular designs were faithfully recreated minus the pattern. Each print features only the bearer bands and registration marks, traditionally used by the wallpaper printer to align each colour.

 

Trying To Cut Out A Heart

 

The Old You 8

indigo dye tranferred from jeans to paper
21 x 29cm
2012

Trying To Cut Out A Heart

 

The Old You 10

indigo dye tranferred from jeans to paper
21 x 29cm
2012

A series of twelve prints made in the back pocket of a pair of jeans on the daily commute to the studio.

 
 
 

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