Exhibition Content and Installation
his body of work was made for an exhibition "Alice's House" originally hung in the Dover Gallery a 65 square metre space at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh. Some hangings were shown at Oxford Museum, as part of their "Curiouser and Curiouser" exhibition which showed local artists' responses to Alice in Wonderland.
It was subsequently shown at Cornerstone Arts Centre, an 88 square metre space with 10 new banners, figure distorting mirrors and hangings based on the question "Who in the World am I?"
There are a total of 20 banners, made from semi-transparent silk organza, painted, appliquéd and stitched, each representing lines of text from the novel or Sir John Tenniel's prints recreated in stitch. The banners vary in width from 50cms to 110cms, all are 200cms long. Each has a sleeve in the top through which a rod is placed, the ends extending slightly to accommodate a loop of fishing line at either end. This can then be hung from the wall or ceiling.
In addition to the banners, a number of wall mounted pieces were shown. These consisted of the following:-
- Framed - A selection of pieces from "Liminal" and "Cocoon" (see gallery)
- Framed - "Butterflies"
- Framed - "Queens" Set of the four iconic Queens
- Framed - "Teapots"
- Framed - "Hearts"
- Hanging - "Iphones" pair of phones with icons from the book shown as apps
- Mirrors - A set of three coloured distoring mirrors
A selection of cushions, some copies of those made for Oxford Museum, and shawls were also displayed on plinths together with a set of 12 small sketchbooks with original drawings and ideas for the hangings together with Tenniel prints.
Also for sale were greetings cards, small pin cushions, and printed versions of the sketchbooks (see gallery).
I have the designs prepared for a couple more hangings which should the space allow I will be happy to complete.