Cassiopeia is made up of Hannah Rae Alton, Catrin Morgan, Amy Goodwin, Irene Vidal Cal, and Anne Harild. They named their project Cassiopeia after a constellation in the Northern hemisphere composed of five stars.
Cassiopeia is a project that aims to explore and foreground the importance of research and pursuing your interests, not just for artists but for everyone. As a group of collaborators their interests are in systems of knowledge, particularly those relating to communication and architectural structures.
Amy Goodwin who studied in Brighton for many years, developed a love for the traditional craft of sign painting and went on to explore the heritage and stories of the traveling fairground. She enjoys uncovering myths and dubious narratives, which are then documented through narrative layers in her sign-painting.
In Autumn 2016 Amy will begin a practice-based PhD undertaking the construction of ‘an archive of illustrated space’: constructing more fixed and definite identities for the fairground-women. She has worked with Giffords Circus and Carters Steam Fair and runs ongoing workshops with archives and primary schools in Cornwall. She is currently undertaking a collaborative residency at the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, responding to their archive material through research and practice.
You can read about all of the girls, their interests and what they have been upto on their fundraising page here.
The Exhibiton is in London at:
and will be running from the:
28th April until the 15th May
Thursday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00.
Go check it out!