Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Contemporary Expressions exhibiting in Alsace.

I am delighted to report that the group's exhibition, "Hidden Treasures" was shown at La Mine d'Artgens in Sainte Marie aux Mines during the recent 19th European Meeting. . Fifty plus quilts on two themes were shown. Shakespeare's England - a collection of pieces inspired by art, artefacts and architecture from the 16th and early 17th centuries and pieces inspired by Kew Gardens.
The collection has been a good eighteen months in the creation and each of the 10 members have contributed a minimum of four pieces.
The group were delighted with the response to their work, seeing over 2500 visitors in four days.

The venue was light and felt like a proper gallery space.
My two Shakespeare pieces were:
Elizabethan Bodices:

Four small pieces based on the lacing to the back of bodices and taking four aspects of Elizabethan life, Poverty, Virginity, Piety and Usury.
 The other piece was based on the Knot Garden:

It was an interesting experience, especially in another language, but I also enjoyed brief opportunities to visit the other exhibitions. More on these later.

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