Florence Dwyer's practice has previously been informed by research into the politics behind the process of building, making and inhabiting. Her work pays particular interest to the design of educational and domestic settings and predominantly takes the form of ceramics, textile pieces or furniture.
For this exhibition, Florence will present Village College, a piece of work made specifically for the viewing platform on the sixth floor which she developed whilst on residency at Cove Park in June 2017.
The title of the work takes its name from Henry Morris's idea of abolishing the duality of education and ordinary life. The work stemmed from research into the work of both Henry Morris and Peggy Angus, a designer, educator and tile maker who created tiles for public buildings alongside providing a platform for those she was teaching to transform their educational environment through a process of making.
Taking the form of a tiled wall relief, the work seeks to comment on various situations where craft and embellishment have been integrated within architecture, education and the post-industrial landscape in which the work is situated in.