I am delighted to say that one of the major pieces from my Stuff and Nonsense exhibition will soon be going to a new home in London although I will be very sorry to see it go. I have a soft spot for this piece as it combines some of my favourite people with one of my favourite places. It was first exhibited in the 62@50 exhibition at the Holden Gallery at Manchester School of Art in 2012.
I am very excited that the 7 Strands exhibition is to be hosted by Gate Gallery in my hometown of Grimsby. See the Gate Gallery website for further details .This will be a rare opportunity indeed for Lincolnshire folk to see such a diverse high quality Textile Exhibition . www.gategallery.co.uk
7 Strands brings together the work of Helen Banzhaf, Lucy Brown, Dorothy Ann Daly, Ann Goddard, Christine Gornowicz, Tilleke Schwarz, and Sue Stone, all members of the Internationally renowned 62 Group of Textiles Artists working in various disciplines including Stitch, Weave and Conceptual Textiles which challenge the boundaries between Fine Art and Making.
|David as Dali (left) and From Grimsby to Gracia (right) by Sue Stone|
|Dorothy Ann Daly|
If you are in the Grimsby area between 7 April to 21 May, Gate Gallery is well worth a visit . The gallery is hosting an exciting exhibition of paintings by Pippa Llewellyn, who has lived and worked in Theddlethorpe for over 20 years. Theddlethorpe on the Lincolnshire coast is an area of sea dunes and both saltwater and freshwater marshes. The paintings are mainly large and abstract. Some are vibrantly coloured some more subtle in hue. They are not literal interpretations of a particular landscape but capture the pure essence of her familiar coastal environment. The images shown are my own personal favourites. See www.gategallery.co.uk for more images and information.
Top • Untitled Landscape • mixed media
Below left • Boats on Blue and Grey .Below right • Boat on Yellow • mixed media
Here are some of my own personal favourites from the exhibition.
Top • U2 by Steve Upton, centre left • Untitled (Dove) by Letitia , centre right • Composition by Wayne Sleeth,Thompson, bottom left • The Finish Line by Sarah Webb