Well hello my friends, hope you are all having a lovely weekend. We are just recovering from the launch of our Summer 2015 Show on Thursday evening, THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS.
THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS is a solo show with Brighton based printmaker and painter Teresa Winchester. If you’ve not discovered Teresa yet then you are certainly in for a treat.
As a child Teresa loved to curl up in a chair with a book and read of magical worlds, brave deeds and princesses. The only pastime she enjoyed more was to draw the pictures these stories suggested … and she still loves doing this.
Nowadays Teresa is also a storyteller, and stories continue to inspire her work. Some of the images emerge from the well known tales such as the Red Shoes, but others drift into her mind quite unexpectedly, often just when she is falling asleep!
Some images are not about a traditional wonder tale, and she likes to think that the viewer will seek their their own story asking themselves what it’s all about!
Alongside this solo show in our Picture Gallery we have lots of complimentary work in the main gallery by designers/makers new to Heart Gallery as well as exciting new work from some of our old favourites.
Work includes new nature inspired jewellery in silver and precious stones, acrylic jewellery depicting famous stories such as Little Red Riding Hood and The Wizard Of Oz, nature inspired ceramics, textiles printed with bees and bugs, felted foxes and badgers and wooden sculptures of hares and bears oh my!
At the Thursday night launch we were delighted to have Ursula Holden-Gill with us to tell stories to children and adults. She gave us a crafted collection of fairy and folktale which reflected the magical element of Teresa’s work in our Picture Gallery.
In between stories I manage to grab Teresa and Ursula for a picture as well as some of the lovely artists that came along to the launch:
To read more about these artists, and the others currently showcasing their work with us, then do keep an eye on this Heart Gallery blog … Teresa’s blog post is here and she is our featured Maker of the Month over on the website here.
We all had a jolly good evening as you can see and the exhibition is on until 13th September so hopefully we shall see you soon,
Ta ra for now from the magical Heart Gallery launch evening for THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS x