Thursday, 13 September 2018

Textile Landscape Reprint..excited. Packing and repacking for a busy show month.

I have spent most of the last few days getting work ready for a number of shows this month and hopefully have the right things in the right boxes.  Amidst all this flurry of activity, on the day of the launch of Textile Landscape I also heard it was already being reprinted.  I am overwhelmed by the news so thankyou to Batsford and all who have been involved with the book and those who are out the supporting it.
Unit Twelve exhibition opened on 6th September and continues until 15th December. Jennifer Collier has done an amazing job with the installation. Love the little cups with each artist's name.


Re-imagining the Doll's House opens at Maidstone Museum Saturday 15th and Bloom opens in the Netherlands at the end of the month. Both featured in my last blog and I will update with images next month.

I created my first (what will be irregular) posts for Mr XStitch under the title of 'Sense and Stitchability' this week. Motivation behind the world of stitch has always been of deep interest to me and this first article looks at Profanity Embroidery Groups recent exhibition 'Lady Garden'. A small exhibition with an equally relevant message about women's health issues.

Issue based work is also the subject of Keep Your Eye on the Planet, touring exhibition organised by Pascale Goldenberg which opens at the European Patchwork Meeting 13-16 September 2018. This project supports the work of the DAI-Organisation, a German/Afghan collaboration whose main function is to provide help for women and children, to promote education, to support nomads in remote areas
Detail of Bruised Heart (Remembering John Nash)

Given the turbulent times we live in it is relevant to remember that what humanity takes from the planet and what we do to ourselves always impacts on nature.
The most broken trees even had sprouted somewhere and in the midst, from the depth of the wood’s bruised heart poured out the throbbing song of a nightingale. Ridiculous mad incongruity! One can’t think which is the more absurd, the War or Nature?
John Nash (Letter home from the front 1916)

Last, but not least, I am excited to be taking part in the following international textiles exhibition 'World of Threads' in Canada. An extract from their latest posting about the event below:
World of Threads Festival
Saturday, 13 October 2018 to Sunday, 25 November 2018
The Festival is FREE, there is no admission charge.

Opening Reception:  Saturday, 20 October 2018,1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Image
Trees by Cas Holmes 

For information on all the exhibitions in Festival 2018 follow this link.

Festival Venue:
                    Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
                  2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

We'll be open:
                     Monday to Saturday    10:00 am to 6:00 pm
                     Sunday                         12 noon to 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE:
Festival 2018 will run for 6 weeks and exhibits in the Corridor Galleries and Display Area Gallery will remain up
for 3 months, (to end Dec. 31, 2018) coming down in Jan. 2019.

Head down now, last minute prep for the 



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