fold: Sharon Haward

12 May 2018 – 2 Jun 2018

Event times

10am-2pm Wednesday-Friday

Cost of entry


Rye Creative Centre

Rye, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • From Hastings: Aprox 50 minutes. Depart Hastings Station, Bay F, Bus Number 100 (Hastings-Camber-Lydd) Arrive Rye, Freda Gardham School stop. (Right outside The School). Service Run by Stagecoach. From Tenterden: Aprox 45 minutes. Depart Tenterden (opp The Vine) Bus 312 (Tenterden – Rye), Arrive Rye Railway Station (stop D). Service run by Coastal Coaches.
  • Rye Rail Station is 10 minutes walk. Ashford: 25 minute journey time. Hastings: Aprox 20 minutes. London approx 2hours and 30 minutes with changes

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Visual artist Sharon Haward will be exhibiting a range of assemblages and objects inspired by Modernist architecture and the contributions made to it by female and male architects and designers. The work on show has been created during a short residency at Rye Creative Centre.


Fold is the outcome of a number of residencies and visits to Modernist villas in Europe including Villa Stenersen in Oslo, The Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht, Sonneveld House in Rotterdam and her many years experience delivering gallery education at the De La Warr Pavilion. Haward explores the tensions between the rational, heroic and transparent architecture sought by male Modernist architects and the role they often assigned to women as mere decorators of male structures. Velvet and silk are used alongside rigid wooden structures to test and play with these assumptions in an attempt to disrupt such associations.


On Saturday 26 May there will be two activities which will enable the public to get involved
in working site specifically. Please email Sharon directly to book a place on the workshop

From 10.00-1.00 there will be a 3 hour workshop where the building and its environs will be used as a sensory stimulus for mapping, drawing and text based activities which will be compiled into an artists book.
At 2pm Haward will chair a panel discussion with independent curator Christine Gist and
artists Nicole Zaaroura and Louise Kenwood exploring the process of researching and
creating site-specific work and on curating projects with British and European partners at a
range of non-gallery venues, sites and locations in the UK and abroad.

Exhibiting artists

Sharon Haward

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