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21st March - 10th May - Howgill Gallery
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.
21st March - 3rd May - Dover Gallery
Blue Tarn - Through a Window
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.
21st March - 3rd 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.
9th May - 28th June - Dover Gallery
Founded in 2000, Fusion is an established group of practicing textile artists based in the north east of England.
9th May - 28th June
‘Face Books’ is a collection of work poking fun at Facebook.
16th May - 5th July
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.
4th July - 6th September - 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.
11th July - 31st August
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.
10th October - 14th November- Howgill Gallery
The work of these four artists is inspired by the embroidery of India.