Friday, 28 September 2012

Connecting Threads

Recently I was able to do some work experience with two artists from Manchester, Emily Hayes and Becky Waite at their exhibition "Connecting Threads" held at the Manchester Digital Lab.  

The work was based on collaborations the artists had developed with people attending various homeless centres in Manchester.  It was a wonderful mix of drawing, print, stitch and poetry.

Throughout the week of the exhibition people were able to drop in to add stitch or drawings to a printed landscape created from the original participants drawings.  

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Ruthin Craft Centre ... Japanese exhibition 2012

In the early summer I visited the Japanese exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre in North Wales.  The work from the Nuno factory was amazing ... especially the way it was displayed ... long pieces hung from the ceiling.  It gave the gallery a wonderful ethereal feeling and made the pieces of work look monumental.

running alongside this exhibition was a display and sale of beautifully handcrafted japanese paper, bowls, textiles and utensils.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Irish flowers

I have just spent a few lovely days at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Co Cork.  The gardens were really beautiful and full of beautiful colours.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Glyndwr Fine Art 2012

I recently went along to look at the degree show in Wrexham which was absolutely stunning!  The work was interesting, layered, and so interesting to look at and to read the artists statements.  Unfortunately I did not make a proper note of all the artists names.

helen darlington

vicky ellis

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Michelle Forsyth

Michelle Forsyth has such diversity within her work it was really difficult to decide which images to share with you.  Her website is a treasure trove of images of her work so I urge you to go and have a good look at her work.

Her statement reads:

My work resides in a place between being intimately beautiful yet conceptually very dark.  

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