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Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft presents Morag Myerscough on Corita Kent (CANCELLED)

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Morag Myerscough discusses Corita Kent (1918–1986), reflecting on why Kent’s approach to creativity resonates so much with her own.

‘I feel a deep connection to Corita Kent and her approach as she is about being REAL.’

Kent’s insistence that ‘creativity is based on close observation of the ordinary’ led Myerscough to reach a similar point after circling it for many years. She now concludes that if she doesn’t feel something when she is making her work, then in return it will not evoke feeling: ‘I know I often have to dig deep and start appreciating the small things around me, what are the things that really make you happy, it does not have to be about fame and fortune but about love, friendship and working together to make things better.’

A passionate educator, Kent taught her students how to keep ‘their eyes and minds open’ – essential skills to continue creating relevant work at any age that can connect to the world around us and make a difference.

‘Doing and making are acts of hope’ – Corita Kent

Photo credit: 
Gareth Gardner

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