Summer 76

red hand embroidery - words sharig memories of the drought of 1976

Summer 76 is my latest hand embroidery created about my childhood memories.

red hand embroidery - words sharing memories of Summer 76
Summer 76

Who remembers the summer of 1976?

When I first started designing the piece my intentions were to share a vivid childhood memory from the hottest summer of the ‘70’s. By the time I was stitching it, I saw the work in a different way.

red hand embroidery - words sharig memories of the drought of 1976
Detail

Looking back on it now the signs of Global Warming were there for all to see.

I was 7 years old at the time. To me it was a summer of sun, fun and standpipes. I was oblivious to the water crisis growing all around me resulting in the Drought Act on 6th August 1976 – creating emergency powers to reduce or turn off domestic and industrial water supplies.

Size 21 x 21cm. Hand embroidered, hand stitched. Vintage Sylko thread, cotton cloth.

This piece forms part of a body of work about my Lancashire roots.

IMMaterial Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that “Resilience” has been selected by Shannon Skye Robinson and Lois Emma Harkin, curators at Curating Futures, for the IMMaterial Exhibition. This virtual exhibition is available to view via this link.

IMMaterial Exhibition Poster
(IM)Material Exhibition Poster
hand embrodery of a hand holding a weaving shuttle - Resilience part of One Red Thread 2021
Resilience
words - curating futures IMMaterial Exhibition- on a gallery wall in brown and gold
Screenshot – Inside the gallery
inside the IMMaterial Exhibition virtual exhibition
Screenshot – Inside the inside the IMMaterial Exhibition virtual gallery
inside the IMMaterial Exhibition virtual exhibition
Screenshot – Inside the gallery

“Curating Futures is the brainchild of Shannon Skye Robinson- a curator, designer, and project coordinator. The project brings together artists, in a supportive network of like-minded individuals, to generate an inspirational environment for creatives….

….. passionate about art, creativity, culture, and sustainability; together, we work to learn new skills, gain new experiences, and seek new inspiration. Within our community we collaborate, share ideas, and support one another to produce blogs, workshops, exhibitions and online events.” Shannon Skye Robinson.

This is my third Curating Futures’ exhibition with Shannon Skye Robinson.