|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Friday, March 23, 2018
|Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House exhibits works by four artists made from natural materials|
Jo McDonald, Short Stories, 2009.
CUMBRIA.- The exhibits in Woven from Nature are literally just that. This exhibition brings together four contemporary artist-craftswomen whose work is either entirely or partially woven and which has the common thread of being made from natural materials: wool, cotton, willow, paper and vellum. This is a show that brings together traditional and contemporary practice in the most exciting ways.
Two established leaders in their respective fields, basket-weaver Mary Butcher and tapestry weaver Jilly Edwards, have each nominated a fellow maker working within the same discipline, whose work may not yet be as well-known as their own. It makes for a show in which experience has informed the curatorial approach, and which offers an fascinating breadth of work.
Jilly Edwards trained at West of England College of Art in Bristol, and the Edinburgh College of Art Tapestry Department; she has since taught, published and exhibited widely. Jilly is now based in Devon, where the landscape plays a key role in her work. She creates tapestries that manifest an abstract evocation of nature and landscape in which narratives are told through the painterly use of colour, and texture, rather than words. They represent the distillation of her emotions, memories and responses to places which have a particular resonance for her, or to journeys through nature and landscape.
Jillys nominee is Jo McDonald, who also trained in tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art and exhibits regularly. Her work is concerned with the story-telling aspects of history and the way in which it changes with each re-telling. Using second-hand books, newspapers and journals she takes on the role of editor in recycling them. She deconstructs the printed material and weaves it into tapestries and structures that will take on a new history.
Mary Butcher trained under traditional basketmakers and within a formal framework at the London College of Furniture. She has travelled widely, acquiring knowledge about techniques and materials from Europe and beyond. She teaches at West Dean College and exhibits internationally, and in 2009 was the Crafts Council Designer in Residence at the V&A. Recently she has developed a series of wall pieces, or wall drawings, fragile constructions combining different materials such as willow and vellum. Smaller-scale examples of these, developed for the Blackwell exhibition, will be on display.
Maggie Smith, nominated by Mary Butcher, trained at City Lit., London. Her work is inspired by her passion for the heritage of traditional craftsmanship and love of natural materials. The starting-point for many of her pieces is a found object, around which she builds a form, often using natural materials from the same location. This element of chance enables her to explore the possibilities of these often unconventional materials, such as seaweed, bark or pebbles.
These four makers have very different approaches, and the exhibition sheds light on their working methods by including preparatory work such as designs and sketchbooks.
March 5, 2012
Auckland Art Gallery opens outstanding exhibition of international Modern masters
Exhibition of two hundred photographs by Diane Arbus opens at Fotomuseum Winterthur
The Robert Ellsworth Collection to be offered at Christie's New York Asian Art Week
Maryland photographer, Stan Stearns, who shot famous John F. Kennedy Jr. photo dead at 76
Les Enluminures gallery announces exhibition of the history of rings in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
At a news conference, families oppose 9/11 remains at memorial museum in New York
The Antagonist: Sanam Khatibi, Daniel Medina, and Jamie Shovlin exhibit at waterside contemporary
The Hague Museum of Photography is first museum to exhibit a survey of Pieter Hugo's work
Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art presents Ebbe Stub Wittrup: The Voice of Things
Renowned Spanish Architect Rafael Moneo to receive prestigious Thomas Jefferson Foundation Award
PRISM presents Miss You by Brazilian artists Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo: Os Gemeos
Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House exhibits works by four artists made from natural materials
British artist Alice Channer creates an installation of entirely new works at South London Gallery
Laura Bartlett Gallery presents the work of Nina Beier in the exhibition Shirts vs Skins
The consequences of our desires: Bellevue Arts Museum presents Dirk Staschke's first solo exhibition
Mad. Sq. Art announces interactive, large-scale, mixedmedia installation by artist Charles Long
The Corning Museum of Glass launches new website
Detroit Institute of Arts reaches 100,000 Facebook fans milestone
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- The Morgan explores the Medieval world's fascinating approach to the passage of time
2.- Experts discover hidden ancient Maya structures in Guatemala
3.- Egyptian archaeologists unveil tomb of Old Kingdom priestess Hetpet
4.- The Speed Art Museum and Italian Ministry reach loan agreement on ancient calyx-krater
5.- Major exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the glorious Church of the Gesù
6.- From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online
7.- Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines
8.- Trish Duebber is new Coordinator of Youth Programs at Boca Raton Museum Art School
9.- Exhibition examines the way art, like language, was used to articulate a rhetoric of exclusion
10.- The Dallas Museum of Art announces gift of three major European works
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.