Harbour Gallery, Jersey
Maggie is really excited about her forthcoming exhibition, with the group 'Diversity', at The Harbour Gallery, St Aubin, Jersey. The exhibition opens on Thursday 15th September and Maggie will be at the Gallery over the weekend Friday 16th to Sunday 18th. She is looking forward to meeting lots of people. The exhibition continues until October 10.
Maggie will have lots of new work on show, much of it made especially for the exhibition. It all takes into account the exhibition theme of 'Openings' - the pic opposite shows a landscape where the opening refers to sketches from a clearing in the forest. Those pesky apples are still creeping in everwhere - see pic below right. Must be a deep psychological reason for that.
The exciting events begin on the Friday when she will be meeting local GCSE and A-level students to discuss her work and the techniques she uses. In the evening, there will be a wonderful buffet supper, after which Maggie will give an informal talk about her work and the route that she has taken in her textile career. There will be lots of her work to show in addition to the exhibition pieces and Maggie will be encouraging questions and discussion. Do book soon (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to come and join her.
On the afternoon of Saturday 17th, Maggie will be demonstrating a variety of techniques and there will be a mini-workshop for participants to try their hands with different materials, including water-soluble paper, Tyvek, gesso and stitch. Maggie's husband Clive will be initiating small groups into the mysteries of wire: coiling, beating and combining with beads to add embellishment. The aim will be for participants to produce a small piece of work, possibly a scroll as shown in the photo below left, using all these techniques. The cost will be £15. Booking advised as numbers are limited (email: email@example.com).
Sunday (18th) is play-day with the Diversity Group and Maggie will be playing too, so do come along (11-1, 2-3.30). Demos and mini-workshops (and lots of fun).
To book any of the events or for more information, contact Pat (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
September Workshop on the Web
This issue of Workshop on the Web has really hit the right spot. With fabulous workshops from great artists like Adele Thomas with rust powder dyeing (there's a great Kit to accompany this workshop), Amanda (Amo) House creating mixed-media textured fabric (there is free a video to accompany this workshop), Brenda Parsons with stitched paper collages and Anne Kelly showing how to make Scandi-style wall hangings (see pic below left), there is plenty of excitement.
But there is even more: Fran Holmes shows how to work with distressed leaves, Christine Chester makes her own sketchbook and Els van Baarle is working with wax on paper. Mandy Pattullo creates a beautiful wren textile collage which you can see below right.
Our celebrity Interview is with India Flint and there is also a bumper crop of Products, Books, News and Exhibition reviews.
Here are just a few of the WoW readers' comments.
'Oh WOW this one is the best ever! I would pay the year's subscription just for this issue. Tailor made for me. I went onto my laptop for a quick look then after an hour there was a plaintive call "shall I put the dinner in the oven" ! I normally print out the articles I like but this time I want to print them all. In reviews I now know I do want the book I was thinking about but new pack of printing paper needed first.'
'Wonderful article, loved Mandy's, have ordered her book. Amanda's is great and the YouTube was brilliant , just have to get some leaves.'
'Another fantastic issue. I was planning to finish off a couple of my nitty gritty pieces from the last issue today but after reading the new workshops last night, I had to have a go at the forest floor technique. I already had the skeleton leaves on my table from the nitty gritty pieces so now I have been doing all 3 projects today. Love being so inspired by the wonderful tutors here.'
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