Our next exhibition ‘Moving on’ from ‘Talking Textiles’ opens this Saturday 22nd July. You are most welcome to join us for the launch between 2:00pm and 4:30pm, to meet the artists and partake in refreshments and nibbles.

Talking Textiles is a group of six artists working primarily with cloth, stitch and mixed media.  Their work is diverse in scale and approach but linked through a common appreciation of art and textiles in their many forms.

‘Moving On’ is a collection of new work reflecting the artists’ individual artistic developments and personal interpretations of the theme. The artists’ styles range from representational to abstract and from minimalist to detailed and intricate. The artists work with cloth, hand-made felt, paper, recycled materials and found objects, expressing their themes through hand and free motion stitching, drawing, dying, painting and printing.

Talking Textiles have been sharing ideas, inspiration and technical knowledge for over a decade. They first came together on City and Guilds textile courses, continued learning through masterclasses with a mentoring tutor and currently work independently within the group developing their personal approaches.

All the artists have formal art and/or textile qualifications, some to degree level.  Members of the group have exhibited their work individually in galleries on the island and in the UK and have participated in both open and juried events.

Talking Textiles are delighted that the Hodgson Loom Gallery will host their second group exhibition.

Talking Textiles are: Carol Baker, Julie Fayle, Maureen Kennaugh, Jenny Payne, Janice Rotheroe and Andrea Swann.

Julia Ashby Smyth – Curator
Hodgson Loom Art Gallery
Glen Road, Laxey, Isle of Man. IM4 7AR
Telephone 01624 861395


‘Moving On’ from Talking Textiles at the Hodgson Loom Gallery

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