Friday, 23 October 2015

SECOND NATURE - gallery at the Knitting and Stitching show Alexandra Palace 2015


For those who saw the details of my new work for SECOND NATURE in my previous post here's an up-date showing a  selection of the work in its gallery setting at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace 7-11 October 2015. Grateful thanks to curator Liz Cooper and her team for their help with the hang, to Jan Westbrook and his team for the plinths and to all at Twisted Thread/Upper Street Events for their organisation of the show.

 
 
 
NOVA 2

 
Me with NOVA 2, 3.10 x 2.5 metres,  painted willow, jute and rattan,
photo: Addy Osbourne
 
 
From left: DARK MATTER (wall), GEO-METRIC (plinth), BIG BANGLE (plinth), ANOTHER STAR (wall), BLING (wall), MYTH (wall), TRUE NATURE (wall),
NATURAL SELECTION (long plinth)
 
 
A selection of geometric plaited works incorporating vintage linen and steel tape measures.
 
 
 
GEO-METRIC, vintage linen tape measures, spun paper tape, rivets, 50 x 40 cms
 
 
KEPLER'S SNOWFLAKE: Vintage etched steel tape measure, spun paper tape and rattan, 75 x 75 cms
 
 
MYTH: painted Hazel and Willow, 120 x 45 x 12 cms
 
 
My new CRUCIBLE series: carbon steel, various sizes - largest 70 x 65 x 50 cms
 
 
LARGE CRUCIBLE
 
 
Left to right (wall) : STILL MOVING, DARK LIGHT, BLOOM SERIES, FLOW, ARCHEFOSSIL 2 (plinth), NATURAL SELECTION (large plinth)
 
 
Left to right: STAR BLOOM, SUN BLOOM, MOON BLOOM
 
 
SUN BLOOM: dogwood, apple, flax and rattan, 100 x 60 x 15 cms
 
 

 
FLOW: painted Hazel and rattan, 140 x 40 x 12 cms
 
 
This is the first time contemporary basketry has been shown at the Knitting and Stitching Show and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to everyone who visited the gallery and for your generous feedback.  There'll be another chance to visit when the Knitting and Stitching Show is in Dublin (RDS) 12-15 November and Harrogate (HIC) 26-29 November.  See you there!
 
 
 
 

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