Handy work for school pair

PUBLISHED: 14:38 01 February 2007 | UPDATED: 10:08 31 May 2010

Thomas Heather and Rebecca Mears preparing for their exhibition - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Thomas Heather and Rebecca Mears preparing for their exhibition - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

ARTISTS Thomas Heather and Rebecca Mears prepared for their forthcoming exhibition at The Friends School in Saffron Walden by creating space this week. The two will showcase their work at the Octopus Gallery for a month from Saturday and built an install

ARTISTS Thomas Heather and Rebecca Mears prepared for their forthcoming exhibition at The Friends' School in Saffron Walden by creating space this week.

The two will showcase their work at the Octopus Gallery for a month from Saturday and built an installation with a doorway theme.

Gallery curator Emma Wilson said: "Thomas and Rebecca have been in residence for a week prior to the opening of the exhibition to create a site-specific installation.

"Both of them have an interest in space and their intention is to look at the building itself, its history and its use beyond a gallery."

The artists both studied Fine Art Painting at Brighton University and have exhibited regularly since graduating last summer but this is the first time they have collaborated.

"The theme of the exhibition is the doorway and the idea of crossings, boundaries, marking territory and blocking off space. Doors act as boundaries as well as access points," said Ms Wilson.

"Both artists believe the process is as important as the end result so the conclusion is not predetermined."

The free exhibition is open to the public from Saturday until March 3.

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