Natural Fibres Solo Show Opens this Thursday

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Hello friends and followers.

Please join me this Thursday for the Private View of my first solo show, Natural Fibres.

The show will feature my entire body of work since 2015 – the year I started working big! This is such an exciting event for me, to see all my work hanging together in one place.

Plus, I will be showing 5 brand new pieces from my current series Hallowed Ground.

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But wait, there’s more!

In honour of this special occasion, I have had some amazing prints made of my three most popular pieces from the Extinct Icons series. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook (if you aren’t, you should, it’s great) then you’ll already have seen the little videos I’ve posted of each one available. So head on over there and have a look.

All sales of prints will be handled by the gallery, and can be shipped worldwide.

Here’s what you can expect:
Giclee art print on archival 330gsm Somerset velvet stock with hand torn edges.
My unique logo stamp on reverse.
Glow in the dark hand embroidered initials. Each hand embellished by me.

There’s 2 of The Witch of Saint Kilda (all posters of this piece are sold out), 2 of Saint Celia, and 1 of Saint Benjamin (1 has sold already!). I also have 1 of each print available framed, which can be shipped to UK locations. I know you’d expect me to say this, but I very very rarely make prints, and when I received these I was so impressed with the quality. They look like they’re 3-dimensional, the image is so crisp.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Hello friends old and new.

Just a quick update to let you know that a little selection of my work will be on show as part of Worthing Artist’s Open Houses, from this Saturday all weekend and next weekend 30th/1st.

There’s a few pieces from each series – Ugly Gods, Ritual Burials and Extinct Icons, as well as some little embroidered works and £5 posters! Plus loads of other cool art at the venue as well as across Worthing on the Art Trail!

Find me at Venue 17, 3 School Yard, Grafton Road

Also a heads up that I am having a solo show in Brighton, at Brush in August.

‘Natural Fibres’ will include a selection of my work from the last 5 years, as well as premier several brand new pieces. There will also be a very limited number of signed giclee prints from the Extinct Icons series, each individually hand finished by me.

The private view is at 7pm on 9th August – follow the event via Facebook here.

I promise I’ll post new work here soon! If you’re not already, follow me on Instagram for all my current works in progress!

Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials – Exhibition Pics

Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials – Exhibition Pics

O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'

Hello friends,

As always I am late with the update but I wanted to share some images from my exhibition at the end of last year. The whole process of working with the team at ONCA was a pleasure and privilege and realising this exhibition was a career highlight. All images credit to Andrew O Hara.

Enjoy!

O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'

O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
O N C A exhibition: ‘Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials’

Hihi Door by Hannah Battershell

O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
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O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
O N C A exhibition: ‘Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials’
O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
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O N C A exhibition: ‘Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials’
O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
O N C A exhibition: ‘Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials’
O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
O N C A exhibition: ‘Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials’
O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
O N C A exhibition: ‘Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials’
O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
O N C A exhibition: ‘Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials’
O N C A exhibition 'Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials'
O N C A exhibition: ‘Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials’

From the Private view:

O N C A Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials, 23rd Nov 2017
O N C A Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials, 23rd Nov 2017
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O N C A Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials, 23rd Nov 2017
O N C A Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials, 23rd Nov 2017
O N C A Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials, 23rd Nov 2017
O N C A Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials, 23rd Nov 2017
O N C A Extinct Icons & Ritual Burials, 23rd Nov 2017
Creativity in Embroidery Art Workshop – January 13th

Creativity in Embroidery Art Workshop – January 13th

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Join me in January for my next workshop!

Suitable for students with some hand-embroidery experience looking to extend their skills or ready to plan their own projects, this class focuses on preparation and will give you the confidence and skills to turn your ideas into original art. Maybe you have only completed embroidery kits, or other’s designs so far. Or maybe you’ve mastered one technique – like cross stitch – and now want to push out into other techniques. Or maybe you’ve simply got a burning desire to embroider mushrooms and don’t know where to start! This is the class for you.

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In this workshop we will examine how I bring an idea through to realisation in stitch, in 4 stages: Conception, development, planning and pattern transfer. In the morning we will begin with group discussion of your ideas and take a look at some of my embroidered art work – from initial sketches to completion. Then we will begin working on drawings and designs and approach relating these to techniques.

After lunch we will examine all the different materials I use in my textile art and how each could be used in your design. We will look at fabric, threads, embellishments and tools, and use the afternoon to develop a stitch plan which will include a good investigation into the various ways of transferring patterns.

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Students will get the most out of this class if they come prepared with a clear idea of the piece they want to work on, as this will provide the focus of the day.

Everything you need will be available to use in class but feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you use one, and any reference materials or materials you would wish to use in your embroidery.

As a self-taught artist, ultimately this day is about inspiring confidence in your own abilities to be empowered in your own creativity, and overcome any fears or hesitations you may have.

This 4 hour workshop takes place at SEWMANCE, a community space dedicated to bringing creatives from Brighton and beyond, together to explore.
SEWMANCEhome, The Crypt, St George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 IED.

Places are very limited and cost £65 each.

Contact me to book, or book through my Facebook page here.

 

Exhibition opens this Thursday!

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Please join me for the launch of this year’s Remembrance Day for Lost Species exhibition: Extinct Icons and Ritual Burials.

Honouring lost and threatened species and ways of life, this group exhibition features my work, photography by Megan Powell, installation by Clare Whistler, textiles by OX Art, specimens from the Booth Museum of Natural History and accompanying poetry.
See here for more information about the project and accompanying events.
Date: Thursday 23 November
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Address: O N C A 14 St Georges Place, Brighton BN1 4GB

The exhibition runs until 10th December. You will also be able to buy posters and art cards of the Extinct Icons series there (also available in my Etsy shop).

I hope to see you there!