An exciting exhibitions of contemporary arts and crafts by the makers' collective Artisans Now!
St Andrew's Court
Off East Street
10 Oct - 1 Nov 2020
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free Entry. No Booking Required
Colourworkers ‘Vivid’ exhibition brings together contemporary stitched paperworks by Anita Bell, screenprinted silk paintings by Tori McLean and constructed and stitched textiles by Arlene Shawcross. All three artisans are elected members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and share a passion for richly coloured contemporary works of art.
Tori McLean works on fine silk to produce her bold screen-printed silk paintings inspired by Japanese Kimonos. Each work is uniquely hand-coloured; taking several days to screenprint and paint to ensure each artwork remains a one-off design.
Anita Bell is a member of the International Association of Papermakers and Artists and creates one-off pieces using hand dyed, painted or recycled papers embellished with stitch. Shakkei, a Japanese garden term for the “borrowed view” and Ikedori, meaning “captured alive”, are the inspiration for each piece of her, which reflect the constantly changing light, particularly at dawn and dusk.
Arlene Shawcross creates beautiful individually designed and stitched pieces, each one a unique piece of textile art. Her work is lively and colourful and is inspired by her love of music and roses.
All three Colourworkers have work held in private and public collections in the UK and overseas. Work will be for sale during the exhibition and commissions for specific works may be requested.