I was extremely pleased to be selected to exhibit in this years open exhibition with the Wirral Society of Arts at the Williamson Art Gallery. I went along to the preview evening last week and there is some fantastic work, such an honour to be exhibiting alongside such amazingly talented people.
If you get chance its well worth a visit.
Had a great day today (20th July) teaching a lovely group of ladies from the Wirral Embroiderers Guild. They were incredibly enthusiastic and incredible welcoming.
Thank you ladies for working so hard and creating some wonderful work.
A Big, Sorry!!!
I will also be taking part in the 'Towards Abstraction' exhibition with ReView Textile at Castle Park Gallery in Frodsham from 15th May - 24th June. The Gallery will be holding a 'Meet the Artists' evening on 17th May 7-9pm (refreshments will be available) it would be lovely to see you there. Below is one of the pieces of work that I will be showing, 'Beginnings'
I will be taking part in the Art Fair at Abbeywood Estate at Delamere on the 9th of December and the exhibition will continue until the 13th of December. I will be exhibiting my 'Carousel' series at the exhibition and I will be selling a range of cards, limited edition prints and small gifts ideal for little stocking fillers for Christmas at the Art Fair on Sunday 9th December. It would be great to see you there.
The H2O exhibition will be kicking off next week. ConText, a contemporary textile art group will be showing a diverse range of work inspired by the theme of all things water. We will be hosting a meet the artist day on Saturday 3rd of November and we would love to see you there. If you can't make it on the 3rd there will be members of the group on hand throughout the exhibition.
Please see below for details.
Small World – an exhibition from Re-View Textile
Linking to the Biennial theme 'Beautiful world where are you?' twelve artists from Re-View Textile have produced a collection of curious works that look at our world from unusual perspectives. The artists produce sculptural and flat work using felt, dye, stitch, printing, recycling and mixed media.
Venue - Quaker Meeting House cafe, 22 School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BT
27th Sept till 6th Nov
Mon – Weds 9.00 – 3.00
Thurs – Sat 9.00 – 4.00
Situated in the city centre, the café has an excellent selection of hot and cold vegetarian/vegan food and cakes.
Re-View Textile is a contemporary textile network that draws its members from the Liverpool City Region. They meet regularly to exchange ideas and create opportunities to exhibit locally as a group.
The group members all have an interest in promoting textile arts and work in a variety of disciplines including fine art, design, installation art, technology and video.
More information about the group and individual artists can be found on the WordPress site and Facebook page.
Artists exhibiting are Susan Beck, Sue Boardman, Catherine Carmyllie, Yvonne Deegan, Jen Fenner, Joanne Frankel, Rosey Paul, Viv Netherwood, Judith Railton, Ildiko Szabo, Julie James-Turner, and Janet Wilkinson
I still have a couple of spaces left on my 2 day Design-2-Stitch workshop on October 22nd & 23rd. These workshops take place at my studio at home and I only have 4 students at any time so you are guaranteed lots of one to one. They are informal, relaxed and friendly. As long as you have a little bit of experience with free machine stitching/embroidery then this workshop is great for anyone.
Take a look at the 2 day workshop page on my website for more details.
I've got quite a lot on over the next few months, all very exciting:-
31st August - 29th September, 'War and Peace' , with Cheshire Artists Network, Chester Cathedral, Chester
3rd September - 27th October, 'Carousel' Series at The Willow Gallery, Oswestry
26th September - 6th November, 'Small World', with Re-View Textiles, Quaker Café, Liverpool
1st November - 17th November, 'H2O' with ConText, Blue Moon Gallery, Heswall, Wirral
9th December, Art Fair and Exhibition with Cheshire Artist Network, Abbeywood Gardens, Delamere, Cheshire
Here's just a few images of the work that you can see at these exhibitions.
I had a fantastic week mixing business with pleasure in London, exhibiting at the Society of Designer Craftsmen's annual exhibition at The Chelsea College of Art and taking some of the family to do some sight seeing. Lovely time, great experience but now, despite the incredible heat and the lazy attitude it creates in me I am back in the (very hot) studio to get on with some work.