I made a series of embroidered hoops called Stitched Up a couple months ago, and was really pleased when this call out for art came along, and Louise Atkinson (curator on behalf of ABC) wanted to include it, as well as a new piece I proposed specially for the show.
This is some info from the facebook page:
Preview: Fri 11th March 6 - 8pmRefreshments provided but feel free to BYOB too!
Exhibition continues Sat 12th - Fri 18th March (closed Sunday)
Opening hours 11am - 5pm
Also open 6 - 8pm for scheduled performances during the week.
With ideas ranging from the domestic to displacement, over 80 artists from 7 different countries have contributed to this years Artist Book Collective exhibition around the theme of Home. 153 Woodhouse Lane is the setting for Home from Home, to be shown alongside the 14th Leeds International Artist Book Fair. As a spacious Victorian terrace situated over three floors, it provides the perfect backdrop for this site-specific exhibition.
The image below is an arrangement of all the pieces in Stitched Up.
I selected 4 hoops for this piece and decided to use the largest for birth, when we have the most life left, and down to death. I worked the black yarn in sections to give a sense of form to what is only a silhouette. It was quite theraputic just working in one colour! The festooned pelmets where the most challenging aspect of the pieces. I also had to work out a hanging method before sending off. If you get to see the show, I'd love to get any comments you might have!