Case Study Three
Sian Bonnell: TRACE
Elusive exhibition image © George Meyrick.
TRACE is an artist-led curation and publishing project
We moved as a family to Dorset from London in 1991. The experience of living in such a rural environment had quite an effect on us. We felt quite cut off culturally; there seemed to be no venues showing the kind of work we wanted to see, most of the exhibitions were fairly routine and unchallenging. We did feel as if we were in the middle of (a very beautiful) cultural desert.
TRACE was established in 1999. The thinking behind the choice of name, was to suggest the idea of something left behind, an after-experience, ...