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.