Jilly Edwards, a Patron & Ambassador for SIT select, is a contemporary tapestry weaver. She always travels with sketchbooks, journals and reading books so she can record moments and memories, recording these responses in quick gestural marks, whether of colour, shapes, textures or words. So when she returns to the studio she has an ‘aide memoire’ to help embellish her ideas. SIT select filmed Jilly in her new home and studio in Bristol.
Showing 31 January – 15 April
Malthouse Kitchen Bar, Salmon Springs Stroud
Large oil on canvas paintings by Nettle Grellier and George Lloyd-Jones will be on show at the Malthouse until 15 April.
The BoonRig Studio
George and Nettle live in Spain and exhibit widely in Spain and the UK.
These large colourful paintings will adorn the walls of the Malthouse Kitchen & Bar.
Opening 31 January
Malthouse Kitchen Bar, Salmon Springs Stroud
Ros has been painting plants for many years. Recent work is painting plants where they grow naturally and where the human footprint is at a minimum. Her aim is not botanical representation.
‘’When I stand in front of a wonderful, riotous, colourful garden border or witness the intense variety found in a wildflower meadow I am overcome by a deep feeling of pleasure. Through painting what I see I am trying to capture and communicate all that being there means to me -the energy, colour, variety and beauty of the natural world and its ability to restore and invigorate.
For Select Festival 2017 (29 April – 28 May) we are pleased to announce a creative brief with prizes, in association with Stroud Festival.
We are launching a competition to find the most innovative, inspired, original, creative, fantastic and glorious head pieces that you can come up with.
December 1 – 24
SIT select presents contemporary handmade work for Christmas at Wetpaint Gallery in Chalford, plus a weekend with contemporary hand-crafted presents for the upcoming festive season.
Looking for gift inspiration? You’ll find contemporary hand-crafted unique presents for the upcoming festive season all lovingly made.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2016
Join us for a weekend where artists / designer makers open their studios and arrange exhibitions of their work this Christmas. Come to look, enjoy and wander the Stroud Valleys and buy handmade craft.
Stroud and the surrounding area is rich in creative talent and the Select Trail provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the glorious valleys and countryside as well and meet the makers and see the work they create. It is a wonderful way to buy and own a piece of original handmade work lovingly designed and made.
Showing at Wetpaint Gallery
November 3 – 26
Anna will be exhibiting alongside John Piper paintings & prints at Wetpaint Gallery Chalford GL6 8NR
Anna S King has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the UK, Europe and Internationally for the past 50 years.
She studied at Gray’s School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. A retrospective of her work was held at National Museum of Scotland in 2007 and she has exhibited at Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects and SOFA Chicago.
Three textile graduates from Bath Spa University Textile Design will exhibit hand painted and printed cloth and wallpapers. All three have set up their own interior businesses after leaving University and SIT select celebrates their talent and innovation.
Exhibiting with Rhian Beynon and Chloe Gregory is Bath Spa Graduate 2015 Annie James who is showing hand painted cloth. Bath Spa University Graduate Chloe Gregory will be exhibiting her hand printed textiles and wallpapers . Chloe graduated in 2015 and is now setting up a business with Annie James designing and printing unique interior textiles and wallpapers.
Showing at Wetpaint Gallery 1 September – 1 October
Su Trindle is an independent jewellery designer and silversmith living in Bath, in the west of England. Su works predominantly in silver and resin. Her jewellery designs are bold, colourful and geometric with strong linear elements. A recurring source of inspiration are the abstract works of early 20th century sculptors and designers. Su studied Craft and Jewellery Design at Bath City College. She is a Member of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery and the Gloucester Guild of Craftsmen.
Date: September 6th – October 29th
Venue: meme cafe bar,George Street Stroud GL5 3DY
‘’I want to describe a response to my immediate environment, either rural or urban and, sometimes, my travels further afield. My excitement with colour, form, line and texture gives me an intuitive language to express this dialogue. Often it is perverse; the town can be tranquil, calm, reassuring while the countryside can be edgy, challenging or insecure’’