Chalk and flint lateshift

On Wednesday 23rd June the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts held a lateshift night with the focus on chalk and flint. The evening was a chance for visitors to share with experts, artists and musicians the ongoing work the culture of the countryside is doing connected to the history and identity of chalk and flint in West Norfolk. John Lord demonstrated flint knapping techniques and talked knowledgeably about local flint and it’s uses, Matthew Robinson’s beautiful and thoughtful specially commissioned film ‘Flint’ had it’s premiere and volunteer Ruth Gordon and her group played a haunting flint inspired background piece of music, whilst poet Claire Carter read her original work. 

Also participating in the evening was artist Sue Maufe, who was pit firing some of the many hundreds of clay Dogu she specially made for the UnEarthed exhibition 2010.