The Textile Collective got together yesterday to install their work at Wilde's Wine Bar & Restaurant in Leamington Spa, ready for the start of the hugely popular biennial 'Warwickshire Arts Week' event. The exhibition runs from today (28th June) to 17th July 2010, so please come and visit.
Look out for more posts from all the other members, coming soon.....but in the meantime here is a piece on display at the venue, from Wendy Kay.
Sara is a freelance textile designer and part-time lecturer at De-Montford University. Her designs include tableware, scarves and fashion fabrics. However, presently studying MA Surface Pattern Design at BCU, she is exploring a new direction 'the essence should be simple', to strip away exposing brushstrokes, handcrafted with an artisan quality.
After a career in the fashion industry as a Pattern Cutter, Sharon now combines her love of fabric with screen printed graphic images that are often inspired by humble everyday objects and the domestic details that mark life.
Emma creates unassuming and subtly complex abstract 3D structures, arising from a meditative approach to materials and process, allowing the meaning to evolve in her work through the duration of their construction.
B.A. (hons) Fashion Design
Originally trained in fashion, Helen's work has taken a new direction recently. Through her development of open-screen textile process, Helen produces abstract images of layered colours and bold simple shapes, creating textile art for interiors.
Anna Blafield: M.A. Textiles
Anna's work is described as 'art on paper and cloth', using printing, embroidery, applique and dyeing techniques. She loves finding the old and the forgotten: re-working, stitching and re-creating until something new emerges.
Diploma in Printed Textiles
Helen's work evolves from 'drawing with paint'- creating a picture with textiles using soft, watery marks, juxtaposed with strong, broken charcoal lines.
Thursday 25th February 2010 a group of individual textile designers & makers agree to exhibit together for the first time in conjunction with 'The Warwickshire Arts week' 3rd - 18th July 2010.Founder members are Maria Thomas, Emma Price, Sara Page, Sharon Mendham, Wendy Kay, Helen Collins, Anna Blafield & Helen Charalambous; all with the same aim to produce & exhibit a high standard of textile art & design.