(left) Max Bainbridge (middle) Abigail Booth (right) Deborah Pocock

In Conversation: Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge with Deborah Pocock

  • Sat 24 July 2021
  • 3 – 4 pm

In celebration of the current exhibition ‘Biophilia’ at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge (Forest + Found) join Deborah Pocock (CEO of The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) for a live conversation in the Radić Pavilion within Oudolf Field. Having been awarded funding from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in 2019 and 2020, both Booth and Bainbridge have spent the last year furthering their respective skills in order to build on and develop more ambitious ways of working. They will share insights into their individual experiences working with QEST and the wider support available for contemporary craftspeople in the UK, as well as new processes and concepts behind the works on view at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset this summer. The talk will conclude with an open Q&A. Tickets cost £5.00 and includes a welcome drink. Click here to register. ‘Biophilia’ is on view at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset 17 Jul – 4 Sep 2021. Explore the exhibition.

Photo: Jason Ingram About QEST  The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships and one-to-one training with a master craftsperson; helping to support Britain’s cultural heritage and sustain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts. About Forest + Found Artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth draw upon a background in painting and sculpture, whilst looking towards a developed language of craft. They work independently to produce installations that form dialogues between landscape, material and process as they navigate the changing context of the maker. Working with raw materials sourced directly from evolving rural and urban landscapes, they explore identity and place through expanded material histories and hand-work.