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8 Nov - 4 Jan - Howgill Gallery
Group exhibition by Barrow in Furness based textile group Trident Textiles (formally Trident Stitchers)
11 Oct - 4 Jan - Dover Gallery
Through The Magic Door is an exhibition which will take you through the magic portal into the fair land of your childhood books, embodying the wonder of fairy tales, traditional stories and nursery rhymes.
22 Nov - 4 Jan - 2K
BOUND TOGETHER are a group of mixed media artists and book makers who have evolved over the past eight years during their time spent on Contemporary Textile and Book Making courses.
18 Jan - 15 Mar - Howgill Gallery
Out of the Woods!
A selected group of artists bringing together Coppice, Basket Weaving and More. Artists Include Edward Aclancd, Helen Elvin, Susan Pettman, F Steve Tomlin, Lorna Singleton....... On the Walls will be photographs by Florence Acland.
18 Jan - 15 Mar - Dover Gallery
Frances Winder and John Davenport
This exhibition combines the fantastic paintings of Frances with her husband Johns beautiful pottery.
18 Jan - 15 Mar - 2K Gallery
New to the area Imogen Bone paints with vigour and feeling - her first exhibition since moving to Cumbria is bound to be stunning!
21 Mar - 10 May - Howgill Gallery
Gillian Cooper - Unsung Muses
Gillian Cooper is a Scottish artist passionate about textiles and ancient goddess sculptures. She has combined her enthusiasm for both in her current series of work, Unsung Muses.
21 March - 3 May - Dover Gallery
Blue Tarn are a group of over 20 artists based in Cumbria whose practices are diverse and invigorating. Their media include graphite drawings, oil and watercolour, photography, mixed media, printing, felting, tufted textiles and ceramics.
21 March - 3 May
Metaphor - Make Do and Mend
METAPHOR is an exciting and forward-thinking textile group, which was formed in 2010. The original members spent the first two years working with a mentor on various projects, they are now working on group exhibitions.
9 May - 28 Jun - Dover Gallery
Founded in 2000, fusion is an established group of practising textile artists based in the north east of England. Currently there are 15 of them who meet on a regular basis. The group offers a forum to share ideas and learn new skills, and initiates opportunities for members to show work together in local and national exhibitions.
9 May - 28 Jun
Alison Stockmarr - Facebooks
‘Face Books’ is a collection of work poking fun at Facebook. By matching old photographs with suitably titled books, profiles are constructed, creating a library of invented friends of yesteryear. Apertures are cut into books, with photos and ephemera collaged within their pages. Appropriate, and sometimes inappropriate, narratives are composed to complete the picture!
16 May - 5 July
Textilia 3 - Time
2015 is the 21st Anniversary of the creation of Textilia 3 and this exhibition will celebrate the idea of Time in all its guises. The thirteen members of the group will be interpreting the theme in multiple ways including the changes wrought by time, the measurement of time, passing of time and reflecting on time. Their aim is to make the viewer question how they respond to the idea of time themselves. The work incorporates applique, hand and machine embroidery, felt-making, sculptural stitching, fabric manipulation and stitched/acrylic work.
5 July - 6 Sept - Dover Gallery
Kendal based photographer Colin, has a passion for the abstract found within the moving waters of the sea combined with a lengthy apeture. The images that he produces are beautiful, ethereal and atmospheric.
11 Jul - 31 Aug
Mary Sleigh & Jan Miller
Mary Sleigh and Jan Miller (both members of the Textile Study Group) are working together for the first time on this new exhibition.
This collaboration unites them in common themes while illustrating their differences in interpretation and practice The decision to exhibit together challenges them both to develop a body of new work for display. Their working practice is rooted in their home backgrounds and the industrious process of making.
10 Oct - 14 Nov
Jenny Bullen, Lynda Gray, Shelley Rhodes, Dorothy Tucker - Kutch to Kantha
The work of these four artists is inspired by the embroidery of India.