New Works: April 25th-26th 2016
“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able
to be creative…” D.W. Winnicot
“I was on the 63 bus and found someone had left their homework on the
seat. It was about a boy named George.” Joanna Weller
Joanna Weller examines the resonances from another imagined life
discovered in a found object, with her own.
In “The Family”, Joanna has used old family photos printed onto muslin
and placed herself in the work in the form of a T Shirt bearing a phrase
from George’s story, “notice me more”.
“The Camp”, recreates child’s play. A small place that we make safe by
ourselves. Joanna has used embroidery and family photos to offer a place
of safety for George.
“The Pram” is in response to the final paragraph in George’s story. Pram
and coffin are juxtaposed in the fight for life.
Joanna Weller is a London based artist, who as a child played with her
mother’s buttons, curtains and fabrics to create a new and safe world.
In the 70’s she worked as a textile designer in design studios in Lyon.
On returning to the UK she trained and practised as an Art Psychotherapist.
Take Courage Gallery, Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Rd, SE14 6TY
Private View Mon 25th April, 6-8pm. Open Tue 26th April, 12-6pm