This inaugural graduation exhibition of a three-year research course brings together a group of textile artists who, in partnership with their own skills and collegiate collaboration, extend and define their individual work.
Andrea Diggle – My current theme ‘The Canal’ involves the intersections of the vegetation and foliage, with the fluidity, movement and reflections of the water, together with the structural, man-made elements of the canal architecture.
Cheryl Cook – The personal intersection in my work is about forming my understandings and conceptual views into new frames of reference utilsing the traces and physical elements of my place.
Diane Daune – The work draws individuals back into a space, time or place where, through the use of the media of textiles, people meet to celebrate the extraordinary nature of our lived experiences.
Maggy Lightfoot – I have been looking at the little-seen beauty on the earth and in the sky between dusk and dawn. Planets and moths are hidden in daylight and they have inspired me to look at them in closer detail.
Kate Horner (Supervisor) – On coming to RSPB Leighton Moss I first felt bewildered and then privileged at the intersection of human managed wetlands and the protected birds, seen through structured viewpoints.
Our crossing places are within the ArtyBird community where individuals from different backgrounds, experiences and cultures come together to share ideas and develop deep working relationships and friendships that lead to rich art outcomes.