Thursday, 15 July 2010

Workshop at Leeds Art Library

Photos from the brooch workshop I ran for the Art library's creative craft programme. July 2010


In early 2010 I submitted a proposal for a textile garment piece to be exhibited as part of the  '(un)veiled' exhibition in Poole. My application was successful and the piece was on show in Poole's Dolphin retail centre in April.

The exhibition was a great success and its organisers Daisy Carr and Morna Whilte have been invited to take thw show to Bristol as part of the  Unchosen Film Festival  in October 2010. 

Images from the exhibition

'Woman's Dress', 2010- needle felted and machine embroidered cloth.

"My work explores the concept of the 'empty dress', The idea that clothing appearing without a wearer in art is potentially more significant than if it appeared worn. Clothing is inexplicably linked with people, a dress hung in a gallery space provokes questions, “who's dress was it, why is it hung there, where is the person to whom it belonged” The viewer is then forced to ponder over the significance of their absence from it? What is the meaning of what is not there."

Links to (un)veiled and Unchosen fiom festival