Directions Exhibition

Detail: Hand embroidered red thread in couching stitch.

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Headspace – Self Portrait’ has been selected for the Spring Up Gallery Directions Exhibition.

“DIRECTIONS is a small exhibition of detailed work on the subject of maps, plans and directions.” – Sarah Osbourne, curator.

Springup gallery logo - The Colour of Winter
Spring Up Gallery
Exhibition poster
Exhibition poster

It’s entirely hand stitched and measures 74cm x 74cm. From initial design to final stitch it took 19 days to complete. Created on a vintage linen bed sheet and couched in my favourite red embroidery thread.

Directions Exhibition - my self portrait - part of the exhibition
Headspace – Self Portrait
Screen shot from the Directions Exhibition
Screen shot from the Exhibition

My artwork has appeared in previous exhibitions curated by Sarah, the founder of the Spring Up Gallery.

OverThinker Exhibition

Art Selected for the OverThinker Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Headspace – Self Portrait’ has been selected by TymeLapse Studio for the OverThinker Instagram Exhibition.

“TymeLapse Studio (an artist run collective) …. invites all creatives (Art, Writing, Film, etc.) to our first open call. “OverThinker” aims to take inspiration from daily life, anxieties, stresses, and the current situation, to create an engaging online exhibition. We invite all types of submissions, if you think it fits with the title feel free to submit. The exhibition will run from April 25th until May 7th, in which, accepted submissions will be gradually posted on the exhibition Instagram page.”   Hailey Barbosa, curator.

OverThinker Exhibition
OverThinker Exhibition

“A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So, he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions. By thoughts I mean, specifically, chatter in the skull—perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, of reckoning, and of calculating.I’m not saying that thinking is bad; like everything else, it’s useful in moderation, a good servant but a bad master.And all so-called civilised peoples have increasingly become crazy and self destructive because through excessive thinking they have lost touch with reality. That’s to say we confuse signs, words, numbers, symbols, and ideas with the real world.” – Alan Watts, British philosopher.

'Headspace - Self Portrait' selected for the OverThinker Exhibition
‘Headspace – Self Portrait’ selected for the OverThinker Exhibition

Self Portrait Exhibition

Knitting & Stitching Website featuring - Hand embroidered red thread in couching stitch.

I’m pleased to share with you my submission to Beyond The Knitting & Stitching Show ‘Self Portrait’ Exhibition 2020. It’s entirely hand stitched and measures 74cm x 74cm. From initial design to final stitch it took 19 days to complete. Created on a vintage linen bed sheet and couched in my favourite red embroidery thread.

Browse the submitted art works in the Self Portrait Exhibition and vote for your favourite piece for the ‘People’s Choice’ by following this link.

The design started with an initial self portrait – the competition required that the face -front or side profile – needed to be approximately 20cm x 30cm. After that, I filled the cloth with words and thoughts that fill my mind.

Please show your support for all the textile artists and the Knitting & Stitching Show by voting on-line.

hand embroidered Self Portrait exhibition submission
‘Self Portrait’

Detail and the back of the work.

Hand embroidered  red thread in couching stitch.
Back of Self Portrait
Detail: Hand embroidered  red thread in couching stitch.
Detail
Self Portrait Exhibition. Hand embroidered red thread in couching stitch.
Close-up ‘Self Portrait’