Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

Gallery 3

With Other Eyes

29 September – 18 November 2018

Stephen Bottomley, Melissa Cameron, Helen Carnac, David Gates, Beate Gegenwart, Kiko Gianocca, Margit Hart, Rebecca Hannon, Kirsten Haydon, Mari Ishikawa, Kaori Juzu, Fritz Maierhofer, Ruudt Peters, Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Isabell Schaupp, Bettina Speckner, Gabi Veit, Silvia Walz, Gudrun Wiesmann, Tamar De Vries Winter

Enamel and Photography


‘Photography has changed, expanded and even deluded our perceptions. It is a vessel of memory, yet also a corrective instrument thereof.

It testifies to the disappearance of things, to the ‘state of the world in our absence’ while at the same time producing images that simulate reality.’ Jean Baudrillard

With Other Eyes brings together a diverse range of international artists and makers, who include photography as an element in their work and who, through this engagement, contribute to the on-going discourse on photographic representation in the applied arts.

The exhibition illustrates the maker’s individual approach to photography, examining the union between making and the photographic image in its widest sense. The selected artists work in very different scales, ranging from jewellery to large-scale installation, and all artists work in metal. For some makers, photography occupies a central role in their practice, while for others it is a parallel medium, exhibited alongside the work or a hidden research tool providing the ‘other eye’ that embodies the photo object into the work.

Curated by Beate Gegenwart and produced by Gregory Parsons