From the back of a van to the Olympic games, Shauna Richardson has crocheted her way into the art industry's limelight. Originally, while studying fine art at university she became enamoured with one throw-away comment that soon became the ground from which her practice would grow to great heights: anything that has no practical use can be art. Now taking part in a pop-up exhibition at Haughton Hall that launches at the end of this month, Shauna will exhibit alongside over forty artists in tandem with renowned British land artist Richard Long’s solo exhibition on display in the gardens.
Widely known for coining the term ‘crochetdermy’, Shauna has been commissioned to make work for prestigious clients including the 2012 Olympics. For this project she single-handedly crocheted three 25ft lions over a gruelling period of two years. Her other commissions have been the point of much interest among art lovers and then some, most notably crocheting a gorilla’s head in the name of Boris Johnson.
This bustling pop-up show will be taking place in Houghton Hall’s stables, and is organised by Norfolk by Design – an initiative that originated from a desire to showcase the many creative residents of the county. With other artists taking part in the pop-up exhibition including Laura Fletcher, Janine Pope and Claire Moynihan, Shauna’s playful pieces are sure to be in good company throughout the summer months.
Exhibition 30 April - 30 September 2017 The Stables, Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE For more information click here: www.norfolk-by-design.com