Monday, 21 November 2016

Running Stitch 'City' Exhibition

I belong to a local exhibiting textile group called Running Stitch and for our exhibition this year we chose City as our theme.  We normally aim for an exhibition every 2 years but had to wait another year while Solihull Arts Complex morphed into The Core Library & Theatre. I have to say though  that it has been well worth the wait as The Courtyard Gallery is a superb exhibiting space and so much better than the old gallery space on the first floor.  Here are a few shots I took on the day of install last week plus a few glimpses of our artwork.

Jacqui Thomson's My Walk to Work based on my journey from Snow Hill Station to Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace

Our collaborative piece Found in the City based on objects found on the streets of the city  

The felted cityscapes of Anne Thumpston 

Patricia Cravos' work based on street art in Digbeth 

The Grade I listed Birmingham School of Art embroidered by Helen Wallis

Julie Hunt's stitched map of the railways and canals of Birmingham in the 1850s

Nadine Reid's abstract views of city buildings using the chenille technique

Rita Best's stitched painting of the Rotunda and St Martin's Church 

Detail of my piece Sketches of Brum showing the Bullring Bull.

A group photo (minus Anne behind the camera & Nadine) l to r, Me, Rita, Julie, Pat & Helen.  Well done girls - a superb install.  Running Stitch's City exhibition continues at the Courtyard Gallery till 28th November.


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  2. This was a great exhibition I loved the take on the found items in the city.

    1. Really glad you got to see our exhibition and that you liked our collaborative piece on Found in the City. Its great to have positive feedback.