‘Points of Juncture’; a new exhibition by Cos Ahmet opens at Forty Hall Estate

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July 12, 2017, 1:37 p.m.

Forty Hall Estate announces a new contemporary art exhibition by multi-disciplinary fine artist Cos Ahmet.

Points of Juncture’ comprises recent work across several disciplines - including textiles, printmaking and object making - taken from the artist’s 2016 show ‘Thread is Thought’ and two specially-commissioned pieces that draw inspiration from Forty Hall’s rich textile history.

These casts symbolise the hands in various ways: the hands that make the cloth (the weaver) and the ships that imported the fabrics (the mercer), whilst the spools makes a reference to the weaving process.

where metaphors (such as ‘thread as thought’ or ‘warp as the skeleton’) to represent the body, self and identity.’ Cos Ahmet. The Artist.

We hope that people will enjoy exploring the artworks in the period rooms and that their experience of the artworks adds value to their understanding of the Hall’s history”.Hatice Abdullah, Forty Hall Manager.

Ahmet combines tapestry with a range of disciplines in his practice that include works on paper, sculpture and object making. He has exhibited internationally, and received the Theo Moorman Award for Weavers in 2016.

Exhibition opens on Thursday 27th July and runs to Sunday 22nd October.Opening times 11am – 5pm. Free Admission.Forty Hall Estate, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA.www.fortyhallestate.co.uk| 020 8363 8196

For press enquiries please contact Victoria Sanderson (Business Development Manager) Victoria.sanderson@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 83791461.


Supporting Exhibition Programme

A series of tours and workshops for both children and adults have been programmed in support of the exhibition, to deepen understanding of the exhibition and practices involved:

Weaving workshop and Identity Looms

Tuesday 15 August, 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30pm – 4pm

Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door

Cos Ahmet uses different sculpture and textile techniques to explore themes such as self, identity and memory. Take a closer look at his exhibition at Forty Hall then learn different weaving techniques and create your own “Identity Loom” inspired by your visit. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11.

Sculptural Hand Casts

Thursday 17 August, 10.30am – 12pm

Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door

Cos Ahmet’s work features casts of his own body. Explore his fascinating exhibition and examine his sculpture works closely. Design and create a hand cast to express the theme of identity using plaster of Paris and paints. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 – 11.

Body Cast Sculpture and Textile Workshop

Thursday 17 August, 2.30pm – 4pm (for ages 11+)

Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door

Cos Ahmet’s work is centred around the body with recurring themes of self, identity, gender and memory. Explore this thought provoking exhibition which features varied processes and characteristics ranging from woven tapestry and works on paper to sculpture and objects. Use this inspiration to produce your own art work using body style casts in plaster of Paris and incorporating textile and weaving techniques.

Points of Juncture: Guided Exhibition Tour

Saturday 16 September, 1pm (signed) & 3pm

Free admission (Booking essential)

See the exhibition ‘Points of Juncture’ and delve a little deeper on this guided tour led by the artist, Cos Ahmet. This is a unique opportunity to meet Cos and gain a greater understanding of his inspirations, meaning behind the works and the processes used.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

Sunday 17 September, 11am – 4pm


Explore a selection of woven tapestry techniques with artist Cos Ahmet. Learn the basic techniques and create flat weave with simple shapes and lines, before moving onto the more unusual textures and surfaces such as, knotting, wrapping and tufting. Basic equipment and yarns will be provided. No previous weaving experience needed. Please bring along some of your own materials that you may like to experiment with.

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