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A pocketful of black cats

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 , No Comments

As a child Amy Blackwell had high hopes of being a mad scientist… Luckily for us, she ‘wasn’t gifted with a mind strong enough to cope with numbers, letters and rules’ (her words, not ours!) and ventured into illustration. Her whimsical illustrations of friendly felines and handsome badgers come in the form of digital prints, [...]

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Bag it up …

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 , No Comments

Ancestor Bags, a free exhibition by Australian-born sculptor Sue Hiley Harris, showcases a collection of hanging bags representing Harris’s British and Australian ancestors. Harris is hosting workshops teaching you how to make your own version of an Australian aboriginal string bag and each workshop includes a gallery walk with Sue. Bankfield Museum, Halifax, 1-3pm, 17 September – [...]

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Haruka Miyamoto

Friday, August 26th, 2011 , 1 Comment

The British-Ish Exhibition at the V&A celebrates work by University of the Arts design graduates. One of these graduates is Haruka Miyamoto; a London based artist whose work highlights sustainable design and gives new life to ‘waste’ materials. Miyamoto’s extinct animal collection explores the devastating effect humans have had on nature and animals; her dodo sculptures are [...]

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Jenny Balfour-Paul

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 , 1 Comment

If you are joining us for our Indigo Study Day you will have the chance to meet writer, artist and lecturer Jenny Balfour-Paul who has worked with indigo for over two decades. Her wide experience with plants and dyeing combined with living and working in the Middle East and North Africa was published as Indigo [...]

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Between the Lines…

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 , No Comments

Opening on the 1 September  at the Slater Mill Gallery is an exhibition by fiber artist Adrienne Sloane. By taking the traditional medium of knitting, and using wire instead of wool, Adrienne’s interesting sculptural collection aspires to ‘dissolve the boundaries between craft and art’. Slater Mill Gallery, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket. 1 Sept- 23 Oct, [...]

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Going… Going… Gone!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 , No Comments

The Festival of Britain, celebrated by the nation in 1951, aimed to create a feeling of hope & recovery after the destruction of the Second World War.  An oil painting by British artist Ruskin Spear, depicting the celebrations along London’s Embankment during the festival, is up for auction at Bonhams on Tuesday 20th September. Estimated [...]

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Summer Expo 2011…

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 , No Comments

A new exhibition at the Gemeente Museum is bringing much excitement to the Dutch Art World…  Inspired by the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy in London, Summer Expo 2011 is a new initiative that showcases the diversity of artistic talent from the Netherlands. Over 5000 works of all artistic disciplines were entered and 250 of [...]

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Case Studies from Japan

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 , No Comments

Renowned textile researcher Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada invites you to a presentation on contemporary Japanese textile and fashion design at The LongHouse Reserve. Yoshiko will explore the diverse approaches being taken by Japanese designers, highlighting how their innovative designs cross the boundaries between art & design, as well as tradition & technology. 5.30, 29 August. The [...]

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Make lace not war

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 , No Comments

Love Lace? If so, this exhibition is for you! Playful and inventive, the work promises to challenge the traditional concepts and techniques associated with lace. The exhibition ranges from large scale installations and sculptures, to intricate textiles and jewellery; incorporating wire, linen, silk, optical fibres & even horse hair! There’s plenty of time to visit, but if [...]

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Swedish Shibori

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 , No Comments

An exhibition from Swedish based Svenska Shiborisallskapet, a collective of 26 artists, is soon to be held at Rosendahl’s Garden. Shibori is combined with a variety of techniques including embroidery, pleating and printing in this diverse exhibition of clothes, soft furnishings, installations and sculpture. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, you may read more [...]

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