Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Gallery 1

Simone ten Hompel

1 October – 27 November 2016


Confluence/Konfluenz – a life with metal focuses on the remarkable career of Simone ten Hompel from her early apprenticeship as a blacksmith in Germany to her current role as curator, teacher, artist and maker in London. Her poetic and influential experiments with the language of metal will be shown through fifty objects selected from a thirty-five year career. Curated by independent curator Amanda Game, this retrospective exhibition includes a new film commissioned from artist film maker Matt Hulse, and is supported by the Cass Foundation.

A short clip of the film Konfluenz/Confluence can be viewed here: