An exhibition of research by Joanna Kessel

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Pictured above: Studio research. Photo by Joanna Kessel

Memento – to remember, recall. Souvenirs remind us of a given time and place, become treasured objects, embody a personal experience.

Memento, a new exhibition of Joanna Kessel’s recent research into traditional filato micro-mosaic techniques, will run from 24 February to 2 March 2023, at mote in Edinburgh.

The exhibition includes new, explorative, wall mounted pieces, drawings and a small selection of previous work. It is arranged to demonstrate the shift in scale from architectural mosaic artworks to miniature hand-held pieces – macro to micro – and her shift in focus from urban to natural environments. Joanna will be at mote every afternoon.

Joanna’s research was supported by the Inches Carr Creative Development Award 2022 and administered by Visual Arts Scotland.

About mote
mote is a not for profit space hosting artists, makers and gardeners in Leith, Edinburgh. It is committed to a local perspective with an eye to the wider world.

Find mote
102 Ferry Road

Instagram: @mote102leith

Joanna Kessel in conversation with Sara Brennan
Thursday, 2 March 2023, at 6.30pm

The artists will discuss new work in the exhibition, the value of research, and their particular views of nature, time and the correlation between mosaic and tapestry.

This is a free event at mote. Please book your place via Eventbrite.

Instagram: @joannakessel
Instagram: @sarabrennantapestry