Pots before words
Pots before words Gallery II, University of Bradford, 2014. Solo exhibition.

Pots before words engages with the life and work of British writer and archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes and is the result of a period of research within the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive at the University of Bradford. This research is centred on Hawkes' study of prehistory, pottery and a humanistic approach to Archaeology. 

Pots before words is a series of new object-based works and drawings, examining the issues which arise when interpreting or translating from an incomplete or inaccurate record.

List of works

A.V.M, 1954, Screenshot 2013-12-10 (2014)
Series of four drawings, giclee print, drawing ink.

Pots before words (2014)
Jesmonite, graphite, silicone sponge, magnets, plywood.

Lazy Susan: Portable Toolkit (2014)
Breccia pernice marble, quartz agglomerate, plywood, pin hinges.

Index: A Land. Fragments from the Jacquetta Hawkes Archive (2014)
Publication, edition of 200, hand numbered, 48pp., 310 x 193 mm, softcover, blind embossing, belly band. View here.

Curated by Amy Charlesworth.

With thanks to Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford.

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