Fancy having some end of month inspiration? Get yourself along to this cool Art-Textiles exhibition. Alison Baxter and Mona Carven are the artists involved, staging this exhibition at the Victoria Arundel from the 28th February to 1st March 2020.
To give you some background information, Alison explores jewellery and textile art through fragility. Mona connects past and present through the everyday cloth. Both use the familiar materials of thread, cloth and paper to create crafted installations that connect time, space and materiality.
Alison’s work is questioning the transformation of an artwork when either worn or presented as an installation.
Mona is inspired by a love of beauty in the battered and worn cloth that connects across the decades of a colonial and postcolonial past. She is unravelling and unpicking, stitch by stitch, to reveal the stories they hold, revealing them to us her audience.
Locating this exhibition in the Victoria Institute, a space that is between past and present, provides a platform to show work on the threshold, ‘in-between’. Where historical decay breaks ground in making new cultural meaning visible.
Shiftthink (28th February – 1st March)
Where is it at?
The Victoria Institute, Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DG.
Open Friday to Sunday from 10:30 to 17:00.
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'