7 December 2019 – 28 March 2020, Space Studios, Ilford
Lindsey Mendick has been selected through an open call for a commissioned solo exhibition that will launch SPACE’s new gallery in Ilford. For her commission at SPACE, Mendick is working with a group of Ilford-based older people to explore hindsight, nostalgia and folklore through ceramics. Together they will build clay effigies in the shape of the advice they would have given their younger selves. For the exhibition – constructed as a stage for storytelling – the artist will also collaborate with her mother, a talented children’s clothes designer and seamstress, and together they will create fabric adornments for the works. Sophie Collins has been commissioned to write an essay on the exhibition and work of Lindsey Mendick.