“MCR Sew Social will be hosting their first online exhibition for womxn artists and textile makers based in Greater Manchester in celebration of International Women’s Day. The theme is “What does International Women’s Day mean to you?”
Mcr Sew Social was established in 2018, now run by textile artists Rowan Bridgwood and Louisa Hammond. As a group composed mainly of womxn it has been a goal to showcase local textile artists’ work. International Women’s Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the collective voices of these womxn.” – Rowan and Louisa.
This event has been supported with a grant from Manchester City Council.
“For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed visiting local galleries … and am full of admiration for the creativity, skill and individuality of artists and makers. Through volunteering at a local art gallery it has been my fortune to see a great variety of work and to meet those who created it. …. In recent years, social media and the Internet have made it possible for artists and makers to reach audiences in different ways …
… this has inspired me to create Spring Up Gallery, to bring the essence of a small friendly local exhibition space into the virtual world. The website provides a space for artists and makers to exhibit and brings the visitor a curated selection of work to browse at their leisure. I will hold regular virtual exhibitions of work by artists and makers whose work I have got to know and appreciate, most of whom are from the Chiltern area and surrounds. I hope you enjoy the virtual exhibitions…” – Sarah Osborne, Springup Gallery.