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

Gallery 118

Art Selected for the OverThinker Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that “Headspace – Self Portrait” has been jury selected for the ‘Re:Invent – Inner State’ online exhibition hosted by Gallery 118, Brooklyn, USA. The exhibition is available to view via Instagram and the Gallery website from January 20th – February 20th 2021.

"Headspace - Self  Portrait" exhibited in the Gallery 118  Exhibition
“Headspace – Self Portrait” exhibited in the Gallery 118 Exhibition
Gallery 118 Re-Invent poster
Gallery 118 Re-Invent poster

I’m honoured to have my work featured on the exhibition poster.

This hand embroidered piece was created during the November 2020 Lockdown . It measures 75 x 75 cm and took part in the Beyond The Knitting & Stitching Show Self Portrait Competition.

Gallery 118 - my self portrait - part of the exhibition
Work included in the Exhibition.

“Art Gallery 118 is an online gallery and platform dedicated to contemporary visual arts and committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level. This is an inclusive art organization of exhibiting professional and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts ….. artists range from emerging to mid-career, and practice in a broad spectrum of styles and media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and others.

“We received many applications and the quality of work was outstanding. In order to give each of the selected works more spotlight, we decided to expand our exhibition and divide it into 3 sub-categories: Re:invent – Inner State, from January 20 – February 20; Re:invent – New colors, from January 26 – February 26; Re:invent – In Motion, from January 28 – February 28” – Gallery 118.