Artist in residence

We are delighted to welcome Kate Linforth as the festival’s 2018 artist-in-residence. Kate’s inherent love of science and nature has led her on a path of experimentation with her artistic practice.  Over the last seven years she has been working predominantly in molten beeswax and resin, creating naturalistic sculptures that feature in private collections across the globe.

Kate’s love of drawing, which underpins her practice, has reawakened her passion for pattern and surface design.  Sketches made on site at Boldshaves are being manipulated to form curious geometric patterns celebrating elements of the gardens.   The structure of the garden, fallen leaves, insects together with the heritage of Boldshaves are all providing inspiration for Kate’s fertile imagination.

During the weekend of the festival Kate will host a series of workshops where participants are invited to create their own patterns.  Kate’s inclusive approach to making work enables all abilities to create beautiful designs inspired by the surroundings.