Exhibition EXTENDED until Friday 4th November 2017
Parkside Gallery talks to Sara Kulman about making, materials, working with her husband and her current exhibition.
Artist Sara Kulman makes up one half of the team behind Brummagem: Lost City Found. Her unconventional route to becoming an artist (is there ever a conventional route?) brings a refreshing take on processes and materials.
I caught up with Sara to discuss her exhibition and fascinating approach to making objects.
Your exhibition, Brummagem: Lost City Found, draws on Birmingham and its brutalist architecture. Have you always felt a connection to the city?
I grew up in the suburbs in the 60s and 70s so Birmingham was always an exciting place to visit. I would go to the eye hospital, go shopping in Lewis’s then be driven through the Queensway to visit relatives. I always loved the journey.
When I got home I’d use my brother’s construction toys to recreate and reinvent my own functional but fun buildings and structures, my own city.
Recently, I’ve been discovering more about Birmingham and its architectural history but it will always be my memories and my love of the shapes, colours and textures of the city that inspire me.