29 Nov Harwich artist Sylvia Paul to bring her artwork to Colchester
Harwich artist Sylvia Paul will be exhibiting her artwork in two exhibitions at The Minories Galleries, Colchester in February 2019. An exhibition of her paintings will run alongside ‘Wild’ a touring exhibition from Art Textiles: Made in Britain a group that she joined in 2016.
Sylvia’s paintings include vibrant oils and mixed media paintings with a collage element. Her paintings are full of colour and texture covering a range of subjects from landscape and still life to abstracts inspired by kimonos and dresses.
Sketches from Colchester Zoo inspired some of her textiles that are included in the group exhibition and on show will be an original quilt depicting an alphabet of wild animals embroidered entirely by hand.
Sylvia is thrilled to be showing her work at the Minories again and delighted that Art Textiles: Made in Britain are bringing their exhibition to the area for the first time.
Wild, the new exhibition from Art Textiles: Made in Britain, during 2018-20
Wild is the third exhibition from Art Textiles: Made In Britain. It is currently touring England after its successful launch last summer at Festival of Quilts, at the NEC.
Art Textiles: Made in Britain
Eleven members and two guest artists are showing in this exhibition. All are well-known exhibiting textile artists, but the unique feature of the group is the mix of backgrounds and disciplines: painters, embroiderers, collage and mixed media artists as well as quiltmakers. The group was established in 2012 specifically to celebrate British art textiles and give them a platform to develop and evolve. All members are or have been teachers and most are well-known authors. The two guest artists each time comprise one well-known and one emergent artist.
The artists are Louise Baldwin, Hilary Beattie, Pauline Barnes, Cas Holmes, Rosie James, Edwina Mackinnon, Sandra Meech, Sylvia Paul, Stephanie Redfern, Christine Restall and Jenny Rolfe. The guest artists this time are Elizabeth Brimelow and Jessica Grady.
Wild is the theme of the current exhibition, and a huge inspiration it has proved to be. It would be a dull world without the wild elements: wild animals, wild people, wild patterns, wild colour, attitudes, places, behaviour, ideas – even wild stitching. All aspects of this fascinating idea are explored here. The work is cutting edge, colourful, exuberant and above all varied. A full catalogue is available.
For details of workshops and demonstrations running with these shows please contact The Minories.
The Minories Galleries February 9th to March 2nd 2019
The Minories 74 High Street, Colchester CO1 1UE