Ardyne Point is a painting made on a woven textile panel by Caragh Thuring.

The outlines of two women can be seen emerging from the brickpatterned background, with the words ‘Elf’, ‘Brent’, ‘Cormorant Alpha’, ‘USS Holland’ and ‘Los Alamos’ painted over them in capital letters. Thuring studied fine art at Nottingham Trent University and lives and works in London. She first became known for her large figurative paintings made on untreated linen, often with large areas of fabric left bare. In her recent work Thuring has adopted a process of painting on to canvases woven with images of her previous pictures. The woven surface in Ardyne Point replicates an earlier work by Thuring, while the title refers to a former oil rig construction yard in Scotland. Cormorant Alpha is an oil rig that was built at the site, and USS Holland refers to a tender that serviced nuclear submarines during the Cold War on the Holy Loch in Scotland, and Los Alamos was a dry dock for those submarines. The Arts Council Collection is a loan collection of modern and contemporary British art and Ardyne Point is the first work by Thuring to join its holdings.


The artist.

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