Kent Creative Online Meet-up – Friday 19th March 2021

Three artists present their work: Sarah Blacker-Barrowman, Josefina Cupido and Veronica Tonge

A free meet-up designed for artists in Kent to chat, collaborate, learn, share ideas and get support.  It’s a good time to reflect on the past week and discuss all things creatives.

It’s a simple get together with like-minded creative people supporting each other and an opportunity to get feedback from the group.  It’s about building a more robust community for artists and creatives where the support comes from the community itself.

  • 10:00 – Logging in and warming up
  • 10:05 – Attendees briefly introduce themselves. It’s a good way to get to know who is around.
  • 10:15 – Three artists will present their work:
    • Sarah Blacker-Barrowman  about her work (vintage inspired headwear) at Miss Ava’s Millinery
    • Josefina Cupido, musician, about the process of lyric and song writing, including her album One Woman One Drum
    • Veronica Tonge about her work in mixed media, invariably within a ‘doll’s house’ setting.
  • 10:50 – Share news, promote events, ask for help or advice from the group, get a bit of feedback on an idea…
  • 11:00 – Random one-to-one sessions talking to another attendee in the group.
  • 11:15 – Close
  • Some extra time for an informal chat…
Sarah Blacker-Barrowman is the Australian archaeologist-turned-milliner behind Miss Ava's Millinery. Based in Sun Pier House in Chatham, she uses traditional millinery techniques to shape, sculpt and sew hats and headpieces by hand. Sarah's work is inspired by vintage fashion and her cabaret past, and a hint of playful and artistic elements can also often to be found in her pieces.
Josefina Cupido, musician, singer, song-writer. Josefina has been in various bands such as Red Brass, Monstrous Regiment (feminist theatre group), Jam Today, the Guest Stars... Her albums One Woman One Drum and Lost & Found can be found on BandcampVeronica Tonge work in mixed media, invariably within a ‘doll’s house’ setting, which she uses as a stage set to explore concepts related to domesticity and the psychological issues that are part of our lives. Her work is influenced by surrealist practices and is often illustrative, yet remaining open-ended, relying on interpretation by the audience.

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