Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Kindred Spirits Textile Art Exhibition May 2008

Welcome to a preview of our first Exhibition, held at RHS Rosemoor, Gt.Torrington Devon from the 3rd to the 11th May 2008. We each made one of these dolls for publicity purposes within Rosemoor, and raffled them during the Exhibition.
Meet the Kindred Spirits... from left to right Carol, Val, Vinnie and Sarah, on our Private Preview Evening, standing in front of our Calendar pieces. We each made three pieces, and are selling a Myths & Legends CALENDAR 2009. The piece on the lower level just behind Carol's shoulder is one of Vinnie's she reached the finals with in Quilting Arts Calendar Challenge for this year. It was our gain she wasn't one of the chosen few, as it is now part of ours!
This is our Experimental Wall that has 60 A5 pieces on it of mixed media, anything and everything, all sorts of experiments we have tried, mostly individually, over the last eighteen months, whilst we have been creating the pieces for the Exhibition. It has caused enormous interest during the Exhibition, and has created a real discussion area.
This is the top left hand corner..............
top right hand corner ...............
bottom left hand corner................
and bottom right hand corner. If you click on individual quarter pictures, you should get a closup view of the pieces.


Kindred Spirits have been together for less than two years, and once we decided we would put together an Exhibition, it was then a decision as to how many pieces, what size, and of course the most important thing - THE THEME. We decided on MYTHS AND LEGENDS and each piece is 24" x 36" and mounted over a wooden frame and stapled into the back. We made FIVE pieces each, depicting any type of myth or legend . To the right of each piece is a note telling the story of the legend we are each expressing in textile art.
These are Vinnie's .......... each one depicts a Greek Legend
PENELOPE'S SHROUD
FLIGHT OF ICARUS
PERSEPHONE'S RETURN
THE SIREN'S SONG
DANAE'S VISITOR

These are Sarah's....... some local legends amd some Greek myths
DREAMING OF A UNICORN
OKEHAMPTON CASTLE BY MOONLIGHT
ST.GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
PANDORA'S JAR
ORDER AND CHAOS

These are Carol's................ depicting the Four Elements as Archangels

THE FOUR CLASSIC ELEMENTS
ELEMENT OF AIR ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL
ELEMENT OF WATER ARCHANGEL GABRIEL
ELEMENT OF FIRE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL
ELEMENT OF EARTH ARCHANGEL URIEL

These are Val's ............. depicting myths and legends of the magic land of fairies


THE UNICORN IN PARADISE
THE MERMAID
MOON GLOW
SUNRISE OVER AN ENCHANTED GARDEN
TREE NYMPHS
We hope to be able to find some suitable venues and have the Exhibition travel around for the next few months. Who knows, it may finish up at the NEC Birmingham next year ............!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.





16 comments:

Ruth said...

Wow! What a wonderful collection of work. Congratulations to all of you.

Carol said...

Well done Val Very clear explanation much better than mine!!

Susan D said...

Wow Val what a great exhibition. Well done to you all.

sharon young said...

What a fabulous exhibition! I love the theme and your pieces are stunning, Val. Well done to all of you, a fantastic achievement!

Debbi Baker said...

My goodness Val - this is amazing!! Wonderful work and so much of it!! Congratulations to you all.

Purple Missus said...

Val this is amazing. What a huge amount of work from just the four of you. No wonder you have been so quiet lately. There is not a single piece on here that didn't appeal to me. Well done to all of you very talented ladies, you deserve every success.

Sandy said...

You have been busy. Your pieces are wonderful, and the exhibition looks great.

Pat said...

Val your exhibition looks wonderful, it is a pity it is so far away as I would love to see some of these pieces for real.

Doreen G said...

Well I'm gobsmacked Val --the work is outstanding--congratulations to all of you on a brilliant job.

maggiepatch said...

Quite blown away by the exhibits. A truly wonderful & inspiring show of talent. Confess to having a favorite....Vals Mermaid.
Maggie

Liz said...

Congratulations on your exhibition. The theme pieces are amazing. Unlike Maggie, I cannot pick a favorite - I love all of them! You ladies have obviously been hard at work and the results are fabulous.

Alis said...

I visited yesterday and am so very glad that I did.
It is a fabulous exhibition from 4 very talented ladies.hs

Melinda said...

What great coverage of your exhibit! Very well done. Cool to recognise some early experiments and see how the work has developed.

Simone said...

Congratulations on your exhibition.
Wonderful work and the results are fabulous. You and your friends made fantastic pieces!

henrijs said...

Lieliski darbi!!!!!Tiešam malači.Kādu laiku jau sekoju taviem veikumiem,bet šoreiz nolēmu uzslavēt no sirds.Vēlu veiksmi turpmākajā radošajā dzīvē.Ar cieņu Henrijs.

Jackie said...

The NW region of Embroiderers Guild have Myths and Legends as next years theme for the RoseBowl competition. This has given me inspiration!