Summer Art Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Moors of Home‘ has been selected by the Open Gallery for their Summer Art Exhibition.

This Group Exhibition will take place 25th June – 15th July 2022, at Open Gallery, 18 Rawson Street, Halifax HX1 1NH.

Summer Art Exhibition
Summer Art Exhibition
Summer Art Exhibition Moors of Home| Hand Embroidered Textile Art |21 x 27 cm
Moors of Home| Hand Embroidered Textile Art |21 x 27 cm

The central panel features an extract from the poem ‘Pennine Ramble’ written by Ebron. It was first published in “A Lancashire Miscellany”, a newspaper column featured in weekend editions of the Oldham Chronicle between 1956 and 1959.

The words around the outer border depict a memory from my own childhood of visiting my Grandparents in Stacksteads, Lancashire.

On sunny days they would pack a picnic and say ‘Let’s go up clough’. For me this meant a short walk up the footpath, past the farm with a Border Collie dog and ducks, over the stile and through the broken dry-stone walls, followed by a steep climb up to the clough and the brook where the water flowed fresh from the moors. I’ve spent many summers since sitting on the same rock, under the tree and paddling my feed in the cool water.

Size 21 x 27 cm. Hand embroidered and hand stitched with vintage Sylko thread on cotton cloth Eco printed with leaves and petals from my lockdown garden in Summer 2020. Designed during Spring 2021 UK lockdown.

Moors of Home is part of a body of work about my Lancashire roots.

Through the Clouds Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Moors of Home’ has been jury selected by Better Together Artists and Walk Bye for the Through the Clouds Exhibition. This international online event is hosted by Better Together and curated by artists Catalina Aranguren,  Mary Waltham and Sonya Lee.

hand embroidered red words on cotton featuring words expressing a happy walk on the English Moors
Screen snapshot – Moors of Home, part of the Through the Clouds Exhibition

“What do you see through the clouds? Blue skies, an opening up to colorful fun times, jesters, jokers, party-time? Feeling positive about the other side of the clouds, going places, seeing new things? What does your sunny-side conjure up that visually interprets “…through the clouds”. Co-curated by Sonya Lee, Catalina Aranguren and Mary Waltham the exhibition showcases 36 international artists from 16 countries. A first collaboration with Walk Bye a truly complimentary public art partner and social media platform based in Jersey City, NJ, USA. ”

Better Together Artists.
list of names taking part i the Through the Clouds Exhibition including Catherine Hill
Screen snapshot – Artists taking part in the exhibiiton

This is the fourth exhibition I’ve taken part in with Walk Bye – the previous were ‘Merry Happy Joy‘, ‘Home‘ and the ‘First Anniversary‘ exhibitions.

Merry Happy Joy

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Time for Tea’ has been selected by Walk Bye for the Merry Happy Joy exhibition. The art will be on show at The Communipaw Branch Library, 295 Johnston Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, USA .

20 artists have been selected to take part.

Digital images of the artworks will be printed on adhesive decals and then placed on the windows of the library. The concept is to create an art gallery for all those who walk by.

Merry Happy Joy exhibition poster
Merry Happy Joy exhibition poster

This is the third exhibition I’ve taken part in with Walk Bye – the previous were ‘Home‘ and the ‘First Anniversary‘ exhibitions.

Time for Tea, hand embroidered clock and words describing a hot fire, tea and crumpets
Time for Tea

Holiday artwork will soon enhance the landscape at the Jersey City Free Public Library’s newest library location, Communipaw Branch Library, as an upcoming outdoor public art exhibition prepares to open on Saturday, December 11, at 1:00 p.m. Catalina Aranguren, founder of Walk-Bye by Argia Photography, curates an exhibition inspired by the magic hidden in the holiday season, Merry Happy Joy. The holiday-inspired show will reflect cheerfulness, despite being amid COVID-19. “Merry Happy Joy will be the 15th art exhibit since Walk-Bye’s inception,” says Aranguren. She continues, “Artists will interpret the upcoming holidays and how we are taking a step closer towards “normalcy” in the era of COVID-19, and how the changing of the seasons comes with an abundance of reasons to celebrate.

Approximately 20 artists of all ages from around the world were selected to participate. The exhibition features the artwork of many different mediums and music provided by the Jersey City Free Public Library’s Community Awareness Services department and warm beverages from a local cafe.

Jersey City Free Public Library
Phyllis Greer, Communications Coordinator