Cob Pillars article

Cob pillars in the Obserber magazine 22 /August /2021 I had the time of my life working with Abbas Akhavan to produce these fabulous cob pillars at the chisenhale Gallery. Read all about it in the Observer below https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/aug/22/abbas-akhavan-chisenhale-gallery-london-curtain-call-variations-on-a-folly-review-palmyra-syria … Continue reading

Chisenhale Gallery Collaboration with Abbas Akhavan – Cob Sculpture Installation

During late June and early August 2021, Kate Edwards has been working on a collaboration with the artist Abbas Akhavan as the cob building expert for his installation at the Chisenhale Gallery in East London. Kate designed the cob construction processes for this cob reconstruction of the colonnade leading to the Palymra Arch in Syria, a 2000 year old historic monument destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The work explores issues of impermanence, cultural genocide, colonialism and iconoclasm.

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