select Christmas Trail 2016

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.

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Anna S. King – Fibre Artist

Showing at Wetpaint Gallery

November 3 – 26

Anna will be exhibiting alongside John Piper paintings & prints at Wetpaint Gallery Chalford GL6 8NR

About

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.

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Botanicals at Malthouse Kitchen Bar

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. 

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Su Trindle: Handmade Silver & Resin Jewellery

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.

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Camilla Ward: Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings at meme cafe bar

Date: September 6th – October 29th
Venue: meme cafe bar,George Street Stroud GL5 3DY
Entry: Free

‘’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’’

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Announcement: Collectives Fair

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.

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Contemporary Printmakers Exhibition at Wetpaint Gallery

Date: 1st -31st July 2016
Opening Times: Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Venue: Hallidays Mill, London Road,Chalford, Stroud GL6 8NR, UK
Entry: Free

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.

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Material Developments – Lecture and Seminar Session

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)

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Experimental Textiles Workshop

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.

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Godfried Donkor: The Currency of Ntoma

Godfried Donkor is a Ghanaian visual artist living and working in London. His artistic practice straddles continents and cultures as well as sociological, and historical spheres. The film project, The currency of Ntoma (2012) is a brilliant example of his transcultural artistic approach.

The currency of Ntoma presents Donkor’s own mother as a collector of valuable objects – Dutch wax prints. The project is made up of two films (one audio+visual, one visual) streamed simultaneously on opposing walls in a gallery space. For the purpose of the Cultural Threads symposium, the two films were streamed side by side.

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