PERSONAL LEARNING – Exhibition – Voices

EXHIBITION – VOICES by QUILT ART – NEW BREWERY ART in Cirencester. June 2013
VOICES

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QUILT ART is a group of professional quilt artists from Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and America and was formed in Britain in 1985 to develop the quilt as an artistic medium and promote its recognition as an art form.
I was drawn to this exhibition for various reasons; – I recognised some of the names from my own general online research over the years and wanted to see their work in real life, also to understand a little better of what Quilt Art means but also I had hopes that some of the work would be relevant to the current course and projects. I was not disappointed.
This exhibition was relevant for;
• Textile Art
• Recycling fabrics for textiles
• Working with Text
• Old craft techniques – Shibori dye
• Old craft techniques – Patchwork / Quilting
• Work inspired by natural forms
• Theme book – Circles
• Digital Textiles – brief introduction
A fully immersed hour spent in the New Brewery Arts today admiring the “quilts” for the VOICES exhibition advertised as an Quilt Art exhibition. The Brewery Arts is a venue I make a point of visiting as the exhibitions are almost always interesting and they often run workshops alongside the exhibitions also. Generally speaking it is a busy little hub of creativity and always worth a visit. The exhibition was fairly small consisting of 20 pieces and although these were quilted works they were far from the usual “left over fabric patch work and machine quilted” wall hangings. They did mainly consist of fabric and were machine sewn in some way but other techniques were also incorporated making them more art items. This style of working really appeals to me and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition I came away asking more questions of where a quilt becomes an art quilt and then perhaps into art textiles or even fibre art. What are the definitions of these techniques exactly and where are the boundaries? Perhaps they are all the same. As well as inspiration and questions I took away other possible influences for future parts of this course so I will watch to see how my own work develops.

Yael David-Cohen – uses waste textiles and paint media for mixed media textile work

Yael David-Cohen – uses waste textiles and paint media for mixed media textile work

Yael David-Cohen – detail

Yael David-Cohen – detail

ANN FAHEY – dyed and Shibori pleated silk muslin

ANN FAHEY – dyed and Shibori pleated silk muslin

 DOMINIE NASH – Prints on cotton and organza and quilts

DOMINIE NASH – Prints on cotton and organza and quilts

JETTE CLOVER – An artist I have long admired for her graphic imagery in her quilt works

JETTE CLOVER – An artist I have long admired for her graphic imagery in her quilt works

JETTE CLOVER - even the back is lovely !!Good odea to think about the back so that it can be hung as this one was in the centre of the exhibition.

JETTE CLOVER – even the back is lovely !!Good odea to think about the back so that it can be hung as this one was in the centre of the exhibition.

INGE HUEBER – Flexible patchwork sculpture where visitors are invited to touch and rearrange.

INGE HUEBER – Flexible patchwork sculpture where visitors are invited to touch and rearrange.

 JANET TWINN – monoprinted patchwork and quilted

JANET TWINN – monoprinted patchwork and quilted

 KARINA THOMPSON  – digital machine embroidery

KARINA THOMPSON – digital machine embroidery

 CHARLOTTE YDE – Monoprinting and stitch

CHARLOTTE YDE – Monoprinting and stitch

SANDRA MEECH – Digital prints and machine quilting

SANDRA MEECH – Digital prints and machine quilting

ELIZABETH BRIMELOW – transparent pleated silk quilt

ELIZABETH BRIMELOW – transparent pleated silk quilt

ELIZABETH BRIMELOW detail

ELIZABETH BRIMELOW detail

MIRJAM PET-JACOBS  - quilting

MIRJAM PET-JACOBS – quilting

MIRJAM PET-JACOBS detail

MIRJAM PET-JACOBS detail

CHERILYN MARTIN  - Paper and thread “quilt”

CHERILYN MARTIN – Paper and thread “quilt”

CHERILYN MARTIN detail crosses

CHERILYN MARTIN detail crosses

CHERILYN MARTIN  - detail letters

CHERILYN MARTIN – detail letters

ZOE HILLYARD - uses traditional textile patchwork techniques to rebuild broken charity shop vases and bowls, creating hand-stitched decorative pieces

ZOE HILLYARD – uses traditional textile patchwork techniques to rebuild broken charity shop vases and bowls, creating hand-stitched decorative pieces

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