Food Glorious Food Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Bound: Part 1” is on display at the Open Door, Food Glorious Food Exhibition in Berkhamsted from 7th – 18th September 2021. Free entry. For more information please follow this link. This is the fourth Open Door exhibition I’ve taken part in. To read more about this piece please check out a previous post.

Food Glorious Food Exhibition
Food Glorious Food Exhibition
Food Glorious Food Exhibition
Bound Part 1
vintage kitchen utensils bound with vintage thread
Bound: Part 1

For generations women have been bound to the home and a life of domesticity. This piece is a celebration of the tools of their trade. Beautiful Skyline products manufactured in the Lancashire town of Burnley, well-worn wooden spoons and unusual utensils. Each piece tells a story through the imperfections, scars and dents it has collected through use. Artwork is mounted onto a cotton tea-towel woven in Quarry Bank Mill . Size 31 x 38 cm. Vintage kitchen utensils, hand bound with vintage crochet and Sylko threads.

Catherine Hill, Textile Artist

Jenni Smith – Meet the Artist

Liberty Quilt Book by Jenni Smith

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube ‘Meet the Artist’ Collection. Today it features beautiful Liberty of London quilts by author and quilter, Jenni Smith.

Jennie walks us through her stunning exhibition and shares the stories behind some of the patchwork designs featured in her new book. ‘Quilting with Liberty Fabrics’ Book is the product of years of work and is published by US publisher Lucky Spool.

Catch up with Jennie at The Festival of Quilts 2021.

Jennie is a textile artist, tutor & author. Her studio is based in a historic mill on the edge of Ilkley Moor in the North of England. 

Images courtesy: https://www.jenni-smith.co.uk

https://youtu.be/KSzmwbEYxzU
Mariners Compass Quilt
Mariners Compass Quilt
Peacock Feather Quilt by Jenni Smith
Liberty Quilt
Heart Quilt
Heart Quilt

The Liberty Exhibition also features artwork by textile artist Florence Knapp aka ‘Flossie Teacakes’.

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Bankley Open 2021

Bankley Open 2021

I’m absolutely delighted to announce that “Sound of the Kenwood Chef” has been jury selected for the Bankley Open 2021. Bankley received over 325 submissions. Only 20 artworks were selected.

Bankley Open

“The Bankley Open Call is back! We invite submissions from artists working in any discipline. Approximately 20 artists will be chosen by a panel of judges to exhibit in the Bankley Open exhibition opening September 2021. The 1st prize winner will receive a solo show at Bankley Studios + Gallery alongside £500 prize money + £200 production fee. There will also be a £200 prize for the runner-up, as well as a Visitor Choice Prize.”

Bankley Studios and Gallery.
Sound of the Kenwood Chef
Sound of the Kenwood Chef

The exhibition opening night and awards ceremony is on 24th September 2021, 6-9pm
and is open from 25th September – 10th October 2021. Please check the gallery for opening times.

Bankley Studios & Gallery, Bankley Street, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PP.