At long last I managed to visit the exhibition. Gallery Oldham proved to be a great venue for the work, although I did feel the lighting could have been better. It was a small but varied exhibition. I’m not sure it was one of the group’s best exhibitions but it was great to see handling samples and sketchbooks on display. My own personal highlights were a fantastic mixed media piece by Jae Maries and 2 beautiful woven pieces by Christine Gornowicz:
Image below courtesy of Christine Gornowicz.
Also on display at the gallery was :Threading Dreams: the Art of Kantha
I am so pleased I caught this exhibition before it closed. It was so inspiring.
The exhibition showed early Kantha embroideries by textile artist Lynn Setterington with a selection made by women and children of the Sreepur Village Charity in Bangladesh.
Visit www.sreepurvillage.org for more details about the work of this charity.
To buy charity cards visit www.sreepurcards.org
See also www.lynnsetterington.co.uk/kantha/