Sunday, 15 March 2015

Our Exhibition moves to Cirencester.

After showing at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Alexander Palace, then Harrogate and until yesterday at Braintree Museum, we have now taken our exhibition down and repacked it for the next opening at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.
As you will know, if you have followed my blog, I am part of EAST ( East anglian Stitch Textiles...a textiles and mixed media group of 15) who have a major exhibition every two years. This one is to commemorate WW1 and is called 'Between the Lines'.

 I posted photographs and the story behind my work last year....the medical case with the rats around October, but we were recently asked to make a 'mini art' ...a postcard size piece referencing  our main work which will be for sale at the show, as while we still have other venues to show at this year, our main pieces are not yet for sale. 

The exhibition has been very well received in every venue and we have been almost overwhelmed with the wonderful comments and feedback. It is amazing really how 15 people can approach a serious subject like this from very different angles and with great sensitivity....some had a family link, others looked at the effects on the natural world, then there was the issue of the men, their diaries, weapons and the changing role of women and the environment. 
Here is my 'mini art'.

The panel is made from a fragment of a 19th century quilt which had holes in it from wear. 
tree bark has been sewn on, and  vintage bird to represent the Larks which featured in my theme. hand stitching in crosses and poppies, and beads to show the song of the Lark which " ....rained down on the soldiers faces like golden rain." ( From a WW1 soldiers diary.)

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