We are very pleased to advise that the renowned Calm during the Storm exhibition will be on display at the Central Art Gallery in Ashton-under-Lyne from 18th April until 1st July 2017.
This poignant exhibition portrays the role of needlework, especially embroidery, as a calming influence in troubled times and links it to personal experience,with a display of pieces all taken from the Embroiderers' Guild Collection.
The exhibition covers both world wars with small embroideries such as postcards, a tea cosy, handkerchiefs and artefacts such as pincushions produced by disabled servicemen. There are also Penelope needlwork kits produced for the sole use of servicemen during World War II and other examples of work made during wartime. In addtion there are contemporary pieces, "Comment on the Afghan War", SOS and A Life Worth Living.
Central Art Gallery
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm. Saturday 10am - 1pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and Thursday
The Late Gilda Baron - International Textile Artist
Exhibition at The Barbican Library, 3rd - 27th May 2017
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Gilda had a lifelong interest in the arts. She spent some years working in the fashion industry as a pattern cutter before moving on to teach and lecture in fashion and craft. In later life she began to concentrate on producing her own distinctive artworks. She developed a unique style, using a mixture of techniques and produced stunning land and seascapes which burst with life, colour and texture and invited the viewer into the picture. Gilda regularly held solo exhibitions around the UK and at the Knitting & Stitching Shows. Her work has also been sold and displayed internationally. Her book "The Art of Embroidered Flowers" sold around the world. She passed away in 2015 but her remarkable work lives on.
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