25th November 2016 - 11th February 2017
57th Annual Essex Open Exhibition
Beecroft Art Gallery
Southend on Sea
Utterly amazed that ALL of my pieces were selected. I wonder if its because I refer to it as Mixed Media? We still fight the assumptions of Textile Art being certain things, and as I stitch on paper, I think its safe to say it is Mixed Media. In fact I'd go so far as to say most Textile Artists are... they use dyes, paints, found objects, unconventional materials, etc. I guess we keep banging on the door until they let us in.
So here are the pieces which will be on show....
Machine stitch on paper and map pages
Machine stitch, book pages, sewing patterns,
mono printing, stencilling and lace embellishment
Printing, machine stitch on paper, distressing, wax, acrylic paints
But there is more to the story.... him indoors also entered. This year marks the first year he has turned his photography hobby into work to be seen by the public. He also entered three pieces, and has had success with one!
Urban Decay and Graffiti Arch