A MECHANICAL FRANKENSTEIN OF MELANCHOLIA
‘A Thousand Whispers’ is a solo art exhibition by Rust Bucket Workshop. Bringing together forgotten and collected objects to form a nostalgic narrative. The event opens on Saturday from 7pm and you can expect it to be typically busy at the gallery so head down early if you’d like to put a little red sticker next to any of the pieces as there is likely to be a high demand.
Born in 1979 in Shoreham By Sea, Rust Bucket Workshop spent her childhood days dreaming up characters from her imagination, creatures not of this world, misfits and the outright peculiar. Inspired by the handmade and the make do and mend, she has carried this theme to her adult years in sculpture and drawings.
Rust Bucket Workshop studied Art and Design at Stroud College and has exhibited in various group shows in London, Bristol, Scotland, Tel-Aviv and New York. She works intuitively using a palette of pewter and painted tin pots, together with purpose and useful whatnots, mixing the forgotten, dysfunctional and scrapped, giving life to the broken and unwanted. I love the way her work is described on her website, it’s beautiful, A mechanical Frankenstein of melancholic giving beauty to trashed and rejected machines, moving scrap into sculptural artisan delights.