FLASH 4: Saturday 05 September at 1pm

A viewing and conversation around Sophie Erin Cooper’s residency project and exhibition at 44AD artspace

T R A C E S – an exhibition by FLASH Resident Artist
Thurs 3rd – Sun 6th September 2015, Open: 11am – 6pm
Preview – Wednesday 2nd September (6pm – 8pm)

Traces is an exhibition of detailed and delicate works created during Sophie’s residency at 44AD artspace. Sophie’s work explores mark making inspired by the intricate patterns found in nature. Her subtle ethereal works whispering of complexity as you take a closer look. During her residency Sophie has developed new patterns and explored working on a variety of surfaces. Her drawings growing organically across translucent papers, natural objects and the space itself, creating both permanent and temporary works. The ephemeral pieces aim to amplify fragility, present art as an experience and echo the fleeting quality of moments and natural forms.

During her time at 44AD Sophie has used a variety of different papers to compose books as 3D art objects. Sophie is interested in collecting and using overlooked materials such as tracing paper, grease proof paper and fragile leaves in her work. Applying her intricate drawings to these materials she aims to transform these items into something to be treasured.

Check out Sophie’s residency blog posts here:

Sophie will be giving a talk about her work and a free simple book making workshop

Please book your place by emailing

44AD artspace

4 Abbey Street, Bath, BA1 1NN

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