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We Face Forward

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 , No Comments

With the London Olympics just a few days away the country is exploring a global range of cultures. West Africa is fielding some amazing athletes but galleries around Manchester are taking this opportunity to celebrate the region’s artists too. We Face Forward will feature the vibrant textiles of El Anatsui (see issue 17), the evocative photography [...]

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Bird house

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 , 2 Comments

A flock of feathered friends has alighted in the Selvedge shop window. These hand embroidered creations hatched from the imagination of recent graduate Catherine Frere Smith. Her final degree project included garments, bird sculptures and even garments that could be turned into sculptures. Catherine’s ‘make a bird’ top holds the patterns for 4 different types [...]

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Art in Action

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 , No Comments

We are looking forward to this annual fair which provides an opportunity for artists and craftsmen to showcase their skills by exhibiting their creations & wares. As well as a list of talented designer-makers including Carole Waller & Rosalind Wyatt (pictured opposite), there are lectures and master classes ranging from textiles to beekeeping and sculpture [...]

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