Bankley 2021 Opening Night

Exhibition preview evenings are full of artists, hustle and bustle and lots of wine. The Bankley 2021 Opening Night was no different, only this time I was was one of the nervous artists sharing my work. The venue has three floors of artist studios and has a wonderful creative energy – a perfect place to host the exhibition.

Bankley 2021 Opening Night - The outside of the Bankley Studios - a former industrial mill in the centre of Manchester
The outside of the Bankley Studios – a former industrial mill in the centre of Manchester

So this was a very nervous me at the Bankley Open Exhibition preview event .

Bankley 2021 Opening Night - me standing next to my red hand embroidered artwork
Me standing next to my artwork
list of artists displayed on a wall inside the gallery space
Exhibiting artists

The standard of work was very high. I looked around the gallery and realised I was the only textile art in the exhibition!

hand embroidered textile art featuring writing about my childhood in the 1970's
Sound of the Kenwood Chef
Bankley 2021 Opening Night  - people in the gallery space pausing to read The Sound of the Kenwood Chef
People paused and read the piece

A few days after the Bankley 2021 Opening Night a brilliant online review appeared in The Northern Quota, written by Eddie Toomer-McAlpine. You can read the full article below.

review of the exhibition
Quote: Northern Quota review of the exhibition

The exhibition is on throughout October. Please check the gallery for opening times. Bankley Studios & Gallery, Bankley Street, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PP.

Thank you fellow members of the Society for Embroidered Work and the Embroiderers’ Guild for giving me the confidence to enter!

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