I think I am very lucky to live in the South West of the UK. Not only is it a beautiful part of the country, but I am surrounded by some of the most creative and talented textile artists currently working in the UK.
This week I took a day out from decorating the house (yuk!) to visit 2 fantastic exhibitions - MAPPING EVOLUTION: showcasing the work of k3n and Alicia Merrett at Ilminster Arts Centre & IMPRINTS TEXTILE EXHIBITION: a wonderful display of the work of many of the members of South West Textile Group in the Museum of Somerset, Taunton.
Here are a few inspiring photographs from the exhibition in Ilminster. Alicia and k3n's work looks superb in this light and airy gallery.
Protoplanetary Disk by k3n
Alicia at work
an exhibition of art quilts
Ilminster Arts Centre
5/10/15 - 31/10/15
Half an hour later, after a short drive, I was in Taunton - in the beautiful 12th century castle which houses the Museum of Somerset. This is the venue for the excellent exhibition of work by members of the South West Textile Group. I was able to take a lot more photographs here and I hope you enjoy looking at some of the work - and perhaps inspire you to make a visit.
And if that has whetted your appetite, there are 3 further exhibitions also in our area, about which I am very excited.
Flights of Fancy: A solo exhibition by Angela Knapp at Midsomer Quilting
Angela has developed her own distinctive style, intensely stitching the most amazing images of birds. I am particularly looking forward to this exhibition.
6th to 23rd November, 2015
A lot of fun for a good cause.
Anyone with a link to the shop is invited to create a small quilt, measuring 12" x 12" for the exhibition which runs from 4th until 21st December 2015.
You can optionally put your quilt up for secret auction with all proceeds going to Dorothy House. Have you made yours yet?????
I hope you have enjoyed looking at this wealth of textile art - and maybe even manage to visit one or more of these exhibitions.
My thanks to all who have created such inspiring work. If I have made any errors with any of the information I have added, please let me know and I will change it immediately.
Thanks for reading.
Please feel free to share my website or blog with your friends by using the buttons to the right. If you would like to receive an e mail each time I post a new blog, please click here. I promise to never send you junk or give your address to anybody else.