Ferren Gipson, 2022. Photo: J Mariah Images; Abigail Booth, 2022. Photo: Forest and Found

In Conversation with Ferren Gipson and Abigail Booth

  • Sat 4 March 2023
  • 2 – 3 pm

Join us for a conversation between artists Ferren Gipson and Abigail Booth.

British-American art historian, writer and textile artist Ferren Gipson will join Somerset-based artist Abigail Booth to discuss their journey into quilting and their wider creative practice. The conversation will also explore notions of place, identity, culture and quilting in art and the wider domestic context.

Taking place in the Implement Shed, the conversation will be moderated by Jacqueline Moore, Senior Director at Make Hauser & Wirth and conclude with an audience Q&A.

Tickets cost £5 per person and includes refreshments. Please book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. All proceeds donated to our 2022-2023 charity partners: Art Bank in Shepton Mallet, BruBowl in Bruton and The Growing Space in Wincanton.

About Ferren Gipson Ferren Gipson is a British-American art historian, writer and textile artist. Gipson’s textile work is on view in our current exhibition the ‘The New Bend’. Her words can be found across mediums, including her books, ‘The Ultimate Art Museum’ (2021) and ‘Women’s Work’ (2022); articles in the ‘Financial Times’ and WeTransfer’s online magazine ‘WePresent’; and the popular visual arts podcast ‘Art Matters.’

Topics in Gipson’s research include exploring intersections between art and popular culture, highlighting the work of women artists and political themes in modern Chinese art. Within her textile practice, she explores themes of labor, matrilineal connections, materiality and color. She is currently a doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London.

About Abigail Booth Based in Somerset, artist Abigail Booth is one half of the collaborative studio practice Forest + Found with whom she exhibits throughout the UK and internationally. Booth studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, San Francisco Art Institute and Chelsea College of Art, where she graduated in 2013.

Booth’s solo exhibitions include: Idylls of the Field, Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall, UK (2022); Shallow Lands, Informality Gallery, Oxfordshire, UK (2021/22); Biophilia, Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, UK (2021);  Walking the Line, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, UK (2019); Walking the Line, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, UK (2018); and Outland, Egg, London, UK (2018).

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.