Category: Exhibitions

Glimpses and Memories

The National Centre for Craft and Design, 19th January–17th March 2019­ Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW

The tapestries in this exhibition were particularly inspired by glimpses and memories of journeys from Exeter to Edinburgh and to East Anglia, through diverse terrain, and especially the colours of the oilseed rape.

“My work is about the surface, its depth, its construction, the quiet, crisp whites, the dense warm yellow, sensuous dark soil with lozenge shaped stone walls with bright yellow lichen patches. The spaces are important, as are the gaps between.”

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Weaving New Worlds

William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP, 16th June to 23rd September 2018

“Tapestries have always told stories. In this exhibition, 16 women from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Japan weave the stories of our time: the possibilities, the hopes and lost chances. Using the hand woven tapestry techniques that connect us with to past, they have taken contemporary images and events, personal dreams and feelings.”

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Joy

Ruthin Craft Centre, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales LL15 1BB, 3rd February–8th April 2018

These woven tapestries are inspired by glimpses and memories of journeys, whether long train journeys or a trip to the local café. The start for this work was a set of journeys from Exeter to Edinburgh and to East Anglia. It took me through wonderfully diverse terrain and it was full of the colour yellow of Oilseed Rape.

I watched as the field sizes and divisions changed, a dry stonewall, a hedge, a wooden fence and huge fields with no divisions.
 The work is about the surface, its depth, its construction, the quiet, crisp whites, the dense warm yellow, sensuous dark soil with lozenge shaped stone walls with bright yellow lichen patches. The spaces are important, as are the gaps between.Project funded by Arts Council England. 

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Collect Open 2018

Presented by the Crafts Council at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY 22-25 February 2018

Presenting craft in a fine art context, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind contemporary craft. Works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles and jewellery will be shown alongside makers working in non-traditional materials and using experimental techniques. At a time of unprecedented interest in craft, Collect sees the increasing passion for collecting, design and interiors come together with the energy of making.

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Tapestry: Here and Now

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH Sat 1 Apr – Sun 4 Jun 2017

The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB, 23rd June–1st October 2017

This exhibition “…showcases the most innovative approaches to tapestry and the breadth of international talent in contemporary practice. The exhibition presents a diverse mix of UK practitioners shown alongside artists from Finland, Latvia, Norway, Japan, USA, Canada and Australia, emphasising the contemporary relevance of tapestry both nationally and internationally.

Each of the exhibition pieces represents a moment in the development the artist’s career, textiles making and contemporary society more broadly. The works demonstrate the ways in which the narrative heritage of the medium is used by artists to engage with political, aesthetic and personal issues of contemporary relevance.”

Curated by Lesley Millar, in partnership with the National Centre for Craft and Design.

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