KINGSTON MUSEUM RESIDENCY

2019-20

DENISE WREN

In November 2018, Loraine Monk  was selected  for a residency at Kingston Museum to create a piece of art that responded to the life and work of one of the first female studio potters in Britain, Denise Wren, (1891-1979.)

 Loraine chose  for her research, to concentrate on the connections Denise had with the Knox Guild that worked in Kingston Market Place between 1911-1915. The group,  all women, were former students of their teacher at Kingston Art College, Archibald Knox. The artists involved all  made and sold different craft ware, while reportedly wearing suffragette colours.

 For Kingston museum she worked on producing both prints on paper and prints on fabric, to be hung in the manner of suffragette banners.

The exhibition opened  on October 11th 2019 and closed on January 30th 2020 . The new work created for the museum included six  relief prints, one etching and three banners.