Sunday, February 26, 2006
I've graduated to cough, splutter, snooze. Fortunately, though, my brain doesn't seem to be overwhelmed by this, which is just as well. So, I started some of the admin work for an exhibition in the summer. As you may remember, I've teamed up with my friends Heather Howes and Helen Hasthorpe to form an exhibiting group, called H2M : Textiles Plus. The plus is there for two reasons. We do things other than textiles (I paint, for example), and so we will be showing Textiles, Plus other disciplines. And we also hope to invite other artists to show with us, thereby making another 'plus'.
Well, you know, there's this longstanding debate about textile art, is it or isn't it fine art, should art quilters show in fine art shows, etc. But I'm not aware of anyone in textiles actually taking the bit by the horns and showing their work across the spectrum of art activity, and I think that it's time we did. Of course, if you know of lots of people already doing this stuff...I'd love to hear about it. Meantime, we're showing our work at the end of August/beginning of September, in an exhibition titled 'Elementals'. It will be interesting to see what comes out of it.
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