Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Ebb and Flow Exhibition - 62 Group

Work by the 62 Group of Textile artists is always worth a visit. They have concurrent exhibitions at Grimsby Minster and the Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby from 9/09/14 to 2/11/14
The 62 Group is an artist led organisation whose mission statement is to "aim to incorporate and challenge the boundaries of textile practice through an ambitious and innovative annual programme of exhibitions." Since its establishment in 1962 some of the most highly regarded British textile artists have been members of the 62 Group. The membership is now international and is achieved through a selection process.
More details of work selected for Ebb & Flow can be found on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ebbandflow.62groupexhibition/timeline. All work will be featured in a full colour catalogue with introduction written by June Hill. The catalogue will be on sale at both venues.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Eye of the Needle at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Eye of the Needle will display, for the first time in public, a selection of eye-catching, virtuoso 17th-century embroideries from the internationally renowned Feller Collection, together with outstanding examples from the Ashmolean’s own holdings.BIGSTITCH

These remarkable embroideries include colourful raised and flatwork pictoral panels, beautiful samplers and household items such as boxes and cushions and dress accessories including caps, coifs and gloves.
The exhibition will explore the context in which these dramatic and technically exacting works were made, examining their importance in creating the ideal goodly and godly woman through the discipline of painstaking embroidery, reinforcing both social status and appropriate behaviour.
Exquisite objects in their own right made with colourful silks, pearls, and semi-precious stones, the embroideries also reflect the religious, political and social concerns of the English Civil War period.
The Eye of the Needle is curated by Dr Mary Brooks, University of Durham.

Opening Dates and Times

Exhibition Open 1 August 2014 to 12 October 2014

Opening Times 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays
more info from http://www.ashmolean.org/events/SpecialEvents/?id=148