Welcome to the Alertism exhibition, featuring artistic and literary works that were inspired by the Emergency Alert test message that was sent to people with a mobile device on Sunday 23rd April at 3pm.
We start the exhibition with the work of Susie Mendelsson, who creates artworks using wood paper wire and recycled materials to create her darkly humorous sculptures. Susie's First Responder is Ginny Reddick.
First Responder: Ginny Reddick
It's OK in here
Inside and out.
And if I hold my head
I don't need to know
Too quiet dawns
Or swift goodbyes.
Susan Mendelsson was born at Hackney, London and educated at the Manchester Metropolitan University, gaining a B.A. (hons.) in Graphic Design. She then took a Teaching Diploma in Art from at University of Haifa, Israel and an M.A. in Fine Art from Coventry University. A figurative artist who has been influenced by the German expressionists as well as medieval art and works mainly in paint and mixed media. In her Suffolk studio she creates the most amazing 3D figures and characters often made from found objects. https://susiemendelsson.co.uk/
Ginny Reddick is a writer and educator. She was one of the artists who exhibited at the first ever CollectConnect exhibition, Open Fridge, in March 2010. She has curated numerous CC projects including the Walthamstow street art favourite HideBird.