I'm exhibiting my textiles in Made in the Middle a touring exhibition. http://madeinthemiddle.craftspace.co.uk/about/
Parkside Gallery, Birmingham City University
6 March – 29 April 2017
The National Centre for Craft & Design
13 May – 8 July 2017
Brewhouse Arts Centre
30 September – 25 November 2017
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
10 February – 7 April 2018
Fresh Air Sculpture Show 11th June – 2 July 2017
The Old Rectory, Quenington, Gloucestershire GL7 5BN
This biennial sculpture exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see a creative mixture of traditional, modern and cutting-edge contemporary work in a stunning outdoor setting.
I will be exhibiting a range of my textiles in the Regency Pool House Gallery.
Michala is an award winning, widely exhibited artist who works from studies in pastel and then 'paints with fibres' on old dyed blankets, moving around the piece like a dancer inhabiting an imaginary landscape. She states:
My passion for art and textiles began early on. As a child I spent endless hours playing with threads and fibres and this intimate knowledge has subsequently influenced my choice of materials. My work seeks to capture an emotive and evocative interpretation of nature which is constantly refined throughout the process of making. The passion and freedom encountered in the immediacy of sketching is developed and channelled through paintings, and then consolidated into textile pieces. Labour and repetition are central to this process and depending on the scale the finished textile can take many months to complete. My understanding of art is not purely the process of my individual craft, but encompasses a larger historical understanding of artists working in many mediums.
Michala's studio is now located in Allesley Coventry.