Photos courtesy of the Kaleidoscope Gallery
Wavelengths has been devised as a travelling exhibition to open opportunities for artists and artist groups - initiated, managed and facilitated by Jane Cordery and Lorrain Mailer.
The idea behind the Wavelengths initiative is a visual interpretation of the novels written by Virginia Woolf, one of the foremost modernist writers of the 20th Century, whose themes bear an uncanny relevance to the issues faced today. These relevant themes are to be extended in an on-going programme of creative works.
The initial exhibition took place in September 2018 at the Hastings Arts Forum as part of Coastal Currents Festival. Nine artists across Kent and Sussex were selected, with the intention to focus upon their 'work in progress' as they reflected on the themes in Woolf’s nine novels.
This original exhibition was introduced in August 2018 at a talk to the Blue Monkey Group of artists, based at Towner in Eastbourne. They were then invited to take part in a ‘tracing paper challenge’, that subsequently was exhibited in Wavelengths 2, April 2019 at the Kaleidoscope Gallery in Sevenoaks. This location, by Knole was frequently visited by Woolf.
The present aim of Wavelengths is to extend participation to a much wider, potentially global, audience by extending the tracing paper challenge to an Open Instagram Challenge based on the premise:
What we feel on the inside and what we project on the outside
Please see the projects page for further information.
Woolf was strongly connected to the South East of England having lived,
written and died in East Sussex, close to her sister Vanessa Bell; both part of
the Bloomsbury Group.