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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Textile Art

This week I've been to see the Ten Plus Textiles group exhibition which is gracing the walls of Salford Art Gallery until 19th June.  

My two favourite pieces were, quite coincidentally, by artists that I know (and I didn't even look to see who'd done them until I'd picked them out!)
The charming fairy-tale piece above "He lived merrily and well until.." is by
the very talented Julie Bryce.
 
But my very favourite was this amazing piece - "Innisfree" - by my etsy team mate Michelle Barnard. 
 Funds didn't allow me to take it home with me sadly (though I did buy it as a greetings card in the little gallery shop!)

I've always been drawn to textile work - one of my new Year resolutions was to try and incorporate more textiles into my own art. Michelle's piece actually reminded me a little of some mixed media canvases I'd done a while ago, and it inspired me to experiment! -
I've used acrylics, various papers and scraps of re-cycled fabric, along with a button and a bit of a skeleton leaf. My own little mixed media patchwork on canvas!

11 comments:

  1. Angie- thank you so much for featuring me in your lovely blog. I always love reading about what you are up to and I admire your work, so this is a real treat for me!:)

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  2. I love both of these pieces, Angie. The second one reminds me very much of your work! It's stunning!

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  3. My pleasure Michelle (and thanks so much for the compliment!)

    There was some amazing work there Maggie, wish I could have shown you the whole exhibition!

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  4. Hello there mate...

    Fabulous post gorgeous. I as you know, LOVE textile art. :)

    Btw, Angie. I just noticed that my little badge over on the right is linking to my old blog on blogger. Can you change it to link to here: www.illusiocreative.co.uk/blog/

    Ta sossage.
    xxxx

    p.s. I know I have been a bad commentator lately, so am going to make more effort.

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  5. Beautiful imaginative work by others & you. That fairytale piece is genius and witty. The textile art is exquisite - I so wish I had more skills in this area. And your mixed media patchwork art is gorgeous.

    I love to use different textures in a piece of art/craft work and textiles are great way to do this. At the moment I've been experimenting with string, ribbon, felt & wood. I love the tactile nature of working with different materials. I also find it makes me more aware of texture, colour etc for when I'm writing.

    Kat X

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  6. Gorgeous work- especially the textile pieces. I can totally see your work incorporating more textile- and I can't wait til I do!
    xo
    Stephanie

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  7. great blog - I look forward to following

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  8. Ah, these ARE lovely pieces, but alas... you're still my fav! Love the eclectic look and gentle feel of this newest piece ~ the key, lace, and shade of blue really make it for me!
    ♥Shaorn

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  9. Thanks so much everyone!

    Lorrie and will have a look at that link!

    Kat your mixed media experiments sound wonderful - I love how your art informs your writing - and I'm sure that works the other way round too.

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  10. I am so glad I clicked on your piece...it's gorgeous, Angie! I laughed at the piece with the house...I am such a sucker for a quote :)
    xox

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  11. Gorgeous artwork... I really love the fairy castle... and your canvas is beautiful Angie... love all the elements...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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