©Susan Stockwell 'Shakespeare Quilt' @RSC 2015 (money, maps and ribbon, 70cm x 70cm)


PACCAR Room and Foyers | Royal Shakespeare Theatre | Until 6 September

Susan Stockwell's exhibition 'Sea-Markings', now open at the RSC, was inspired by the company's summer season productions of Othello and The Merchant of Venice, and draws on the play's themes of trade, identity and diversity.

Comprising of a stunning suspended sail installation, which takes over the public spaces of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and a selection of new artworks combining currency, drawing and maps, the exhibition brings together work created during Susan's time as Artist in Residence at the company. Susan says of the experience:

"Working as Artist in Residence at the RSC is insightful, inspiration and enjoyable. Witnessing the inside workings of the organisation is revealing a very collaborative process, different to the visual artists' practice which tends to be more solitary...It is a great opportunity to push my work further and explore Shakespeare's poetry to make new art which I hope will surprise and wonder theatre visitors"