Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

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Alana Tyson

10 November 2014 – 28 February 2015

Project Studios A and B

Alana Tyson has resided in North Wales for the past six years. She moved to the UK from Canada in 2007 after gaining a BFA with Distinction in Painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Alana’s work often incorporates materials linked to domesticity, as she makes use of everyday items such as satin lining, yarn and even sugar. She has found acceptance in the world of Textiles for her conceptual practice.

Alana’s work attempts to make sense of the world she inhabits. Dismayed by such platitudes as “that is how it has always been,” her questioning takes the form of performance, sculpture and installation. Repetition and mark making are key aesthetic elements in her work. The build up of a simple mark, movement or idea can create a complex work that calls for reassessment. Alana’s questioning does not provide answers but she is striving to elicit reactions in the viewer, maybe to comfort but also to evoke laughter or even unnerve. During her residency at Ruthin Craft Centre, Alana will be creating an installation that is a part of her series Interiors and based on the hypocrisy of the phrase “it’s what’s on the inside that counts.”

During Alana Tyson’s residency at Ruthin Craft Centre she will be working with different community groups inspired by her new body of work. Alana will be in residence on certain days between the 10 November 2014 and 28 February 2015.

This project has been funded by Arts Council of Wales.

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