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.
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.
SITselect in partnership with Polly Lyster of Dyeworks is launching a new event.
Collectives Fair will open on 20-21 May 2017 as part of the SITselect festival.
Two days of textiles and crafted artefacts with talks from leading innovators.
Date: 1st -31st July 2016
Opening Times: Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Venue: Hallidays Mill, London Road,Chalford, Stroud GL6 8NR, UK
This exhibition celebrates the art of printmaking and will feature an exclusive selection of contemporary printmakers from all over the country. Included in the exhibition will be linocuts by Melvyn Evans and Lucy Farley.
Ceramics by Rowan Whimster – Papier mache by Gill Hackett
Further artists to be announced. On show will be a range of techniques including screen prints, linocuts, etchings and wood engravings. Further artists to be announced and all works will be for sale.
How have textiles developed and evolved since the Industrial Revolution? How have they shaped lives? How has technology changed the production of textiles? Can textiles be used as a tool for reading social history? Do all cultures interact with textiles in the same way?This textile history course will analyse modern textile outcomes, focusing on technological, social and cultural developments. We will explore modern material developments from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. The course will analyse at a broad selection of textile pieces and practices from a variety of disciplines, including: fashion; interiors; craft; and architecture. If you would like to explore modern material developments, join us Tuesday evenings at SGS College, Stroud.
Location: SGS College, Stroud
Date: Tuesday (10 weeks from 14th April)
Fancy creating innovative, mixed-media textiles? On the Experimental Textiles course at SGS college, Stroud, we will be combining traditional textile techniques with modern materials. Join us in the great material experiment!
During the five-week course we will be applying traditional textile techniques, like appliqué, embroidery and cutwork to a variety of modern materials, from plastics and non-wovens to rubbers and metals. You will learn how to create modern multi-media textile designs for fashion or interiors. All projects will be original thanks to your material and technique selections.
Australian textile artist, Julie Ryder, analyses transcultural encounter in her research project, Generate/Regenerate. This project features in Cultural Threads: transnational textiles today (ed. Jessica Hemmings) and Julie Ryder presented her research at the Cultural Threads symposium held recently in London.
Over the next week, the SITselect blog will look at the projects discussed in the Cultural Threads symposium held at Central Saint Martins, London.
The Cultural Threads symposium marked the launch of the book, Cultural Threads: transnational textiles today (Hemmings, 2015). The publication draws on a wealth of contemporary art and design to address issues concerning cross-cultural encounter.
This post is a shameless celebration of SITSelect’s fabulous new initiative, Selected, a bi-monthly printed journal produced in celebration of makers, making and brilliant creative people who make our lives more beautiful and enjoyable.
People such as Sebastian Cox who makes very pleasing contemporary furniture from wood he coppices himself; glass artists Sally Fawkes and Richard Jackson, artist- weaver Jilly Edwards, designer maker Joseph Hartley, jeweller Mei-Ling de Buitlear, textile designers Amy Gair and Anna Gravelle, fabric and wallpaper makers Lewis and Wood, interior designers with a social conscience Nadia Oliver and Natasha Berri and collector of contemporary applied arts Charmian Adams.