Exercise Three // Charlotte Keates

March 30 2020
Hi Charlotte,  before we get into the tricky questions,  where are you? 
Home - I have a sort of make shift home studio anyway, because we are in the process of creating a proper studio space - it's currently just 4 walls and isn't water tight.


How has your process changed since staying at home?
Luckily I always based  myself from home - I love being able to dip in and out at any hour - now I just have fewer distractions and outside breaks. No more daily coffee outings. Wierdly I'm waking up earlier...introducing new rituals.


Whats last or current song you listened to (no cheating, we all have naughty

Little Nowhere Towns - The Tallest Man On Earth


and the last or current show/film/video you watched ?
Shark Tank - awful guilty pleasure.


What are you reading right now?
The Gardens of Eden by  Hemingway 


What’s the last thing you cooked? (recipes welcome!)
White Chocolate and Pecan Cookies


 What's the next thing you are going to cook?

Chorizo and Vegetable Risotto


If everything in your house was going to be the same colour what colour

would you choose?
This idea seriously stresses me out - I have had a recurring dream since age 4, that everthing is brown everywhere and nothing fits together... had to be taken to the doctor because of these nightmares as a child. The brown dream still rears its ugly head when i'm super sick. So I'm going to go with a nice peaceful, cliche BLUE 
Which words or phrases do you most overuse  ?
Ian says 'like' and I don't like this...
Do you have any superstitions?
I won't pass anyone on the stairs - no way!


What makes you laugh (feel free to share any videos, memes, record a

joke, your pet)
I look at way too many dog memes - sending you one now - SOUND ON!


 Which artist-living or dead would you like to share your quarantine practice with? Why?

I think maybe Cecily Brown - she seems fun and I reckon it'd be interesting to see how my work evolved - maybe become looser....I'd learn a lot. 


Exercise 2

Write a drawing prompt you would like someone else to receive:
Draw/ re create your last dream that you remember


We are probably going to get through a lot of these homework sheets - so

write a question for other people that you want to know the answer to ?
What is your favourite hour of the day now? Are you aware of each hour/time more or less now?

We are putting together a mixtape -

Maribou State - Nervous Tics feat. Holly Walker


For  Exercise Three, we ask our artists to  pick one of the following subjects as a starting point to make some work using an A5 piece of paper/cloth/whatever you like to the size  with no restriction on media. These will be published on our website and available for £110 each.

  1. Still life: pick 3 items from your surrounding and recreate them

  2. Draw the last text you received/Page 15 from a book you are currently reading 7th sentence down

  3. Draw the last exhibition you saw/in style of the last exhibition you saw


 Check out Charlotte's exercise three piece  here