MENDING REVEALED

Image Credit: Bridget Harvey

Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre

01308 424204
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www.bridport-arts.com

Saturday 05 March 2016 – Friday 15 April 2016
Opening Hours: Tues- Sat, 10am - 4pm

Eight artists, working in a very wide range of media, will be presenting work around the theme of Mending

Somerset artist Louise Baker will show a selection of her handmade books that propose a multitude of ways of mending everything from a tree to a piece of fabric. Also from Somerset are artists Jenni Dutton, now known nationally for her exquisite Dementia Darnings, who will be making an installation of dolls, mirrors and paintings, and sculptor Simon Hitchens, known nationally for his public art, who is also making an installation especially for the show. Closer to Bridport are artists Guy Martin and Jacy Wall. Guy has exhibited many times at BAC, but this show will see sculptures made specifically for an earlier mending project, as well as new work. Jacy has worked with the theme of mending both as a printmaker and tapestry weaver for many years now, and will show a new collection of her made/unmade/re-made tapestries.  Winchester based artist Lisa Earley works with layers of print and stitch, telling poignant stories of the Kinder Transport of the 1930s. From much further afield, Jacy is proud to be able to include work by Paul Scott, a Cumbrian based ceramicist who is known internationally for his work with transfer printed ceramics, and most recently his 'collaged' dishes.  Early in 2015 he had a major installation of his work at the Holburne Museum in Bath. Finally, London based maker Bridget Harvey will show some of her witty everyday objects broken but adapted for possible use in unexpected ways.

'Choosing makers for this show who work with their hands was important to me' says Jacy. 'There is some really interesting digital work to be found about mending, but along with the sometimes challenging conceptual ideas presented, I wanted this show to demonstrate the manual skills of making as much as the imagination and skill involved in mending.'

 

 Also on show will be found object jewellery by Louise Baker and Bridget Harvey. 

www.natureofmending.co.uk

 

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