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Ctrl/Shift exhibition with the 62 Group of Textile Artists

August 30, 2018

I am delighted to be taking part in Ctrl/Shift, a major new touring exhibition with the 62 Group of Textile Artists, which is currently on at the Midland Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham. This wide-ranging show features work grouped into four main themes and there is also a project space where you can find out more about the making process and being a textile artist.

Recast takes as its theme the shifting dynamic of interior space. As we move through our environment, so light changes and our sense of space alters. This is explored through many layers of dye, paint and print. Whilst maintaining a sense of individual compositions, there is also an overall rhythmic structure that emerges through working with multiple pieces of cloth in a grid format. It also allows me to work on a scale that is not limited to the woven width of the fabric. The introduction of areas of laser-cut, repetitive pattern creates crisp, delicate cut-outs, perhaps alluding to domestic textiles.

I would like to acknowledge and thank Glasgow Life for their support of this project in the form of a ‘Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award 2017-2018′.

Ctrl/Shift continues at the MAC until 9th September
and will then tour, starting at The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire: 2nd February-22nd April 2019
Other venues to be confirmed for later in the year….

'Recast', dyed, painted, screen-printed and laser-cut Belgian linen; 304cm wide x 148cm. Photo: Ian Marshall

‘Recast’, dyed, painted, screen-printed and laser-cut Belgian linen; 304cm wide x 148cm.
Photo: Ian Marshall

'Recast', showing laser-cut detail

‘Recast’, showing laser-cut detail