Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Roots @ Solihull Arts Complex

Well it seems like it's either feast or famine when it comes to exhibiting my work.  Have not exhibited since graduating from Solihull college last year with a degree in Fine Art and quite frankly have been bumbling along really not knowing quite what to do in terms of my art practice but now two exhibitions have come along at once. I belong to a group of textile artists called 'Running Stitch' and our new exhibition Roots starts today in G2 gallery at Solihull Arts Complex. Regulars to this blog will know that I also have another piece of work Portminster Beach Cafe in Reflection in G1 gallery next door, the current exhibition by Solihull Artists' Forum. 

Ice Creams

Roots looks at our origins and sense of place portrayed in stitch. For my interpretation of the theme I have looked at old family photographs which conjure up memories of times gone by, of people, places, holidays and events.  They serve as a permanent reminder of who we are, where we come from, our family and friends and of people we don't want to forget.  Our photographs and our memories are our roots and I have chosen to translate these old holiday snaps into stitch using vintage embroidered linens.

Don't let go of my Hand
We have all interpreted the theme Roots in our own way, using stitch to create a broad range of textile art works. There are some wonderful examples of embroidery, some combined with painting and other textile and mixed-media techniques. If you are in the Solihull area please pop into Solihull Library and Arts Complex and come and see what we have been working towards over the last 12 months. Why not kill two birds with one stone and come along to view Reflections too.  Roots runs till 5th October and Reflection runs till 12th October.

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