PLACES, SPACES AND TRACES at the
R-Space Gallery in Lisburn from the 8th January.
Places, Spaces, Traces first shown at LV21 has travelled across the water to Northern Ireland before it moves on to Sint-Anna-ten-Drieën Antwerp in 2022 in the Summer. The exhibition reflects on my Romani heritage and our concept of place. I am interested in the commonalities we have as people, the need for a place of our own, family and food. With migration, changes in our working lives and increasing opportunities to travel, our certainty about who we are and where we fit in is unsure.
Check the R-Space website for further details of the opening reception on the 8th January.
LV21 is less than 20 miles down the road from me so I couldn’t not go to see it! How lucky am I to be living where I do. I was one of the first visitors up the gangway this afternoon and chose to go today because they had a cafe survey about (diminishing) open spaces on the Hoo peninsua which is where I live as well as Cas’s exhibition. The bigger pieces are much lighter in weight than I expected them to be, especially as they are designed to be looked at from both sides, but hold some very poignant words. I was very much drawn to the display of vessels formed around the discarded beakers used by some of the migrants rescued from the English Channel and the shores of Kent. (Brenda Paternoster visitor comment on Fibre Art Takes Two, Making Connections:Mark, Layer and Stitch with Cas Holmes)
Art Textiles Made in Britain
For those unable to see the tour Gypsy Maker 4 in Wales in 2020 some of the pieces were shown at the Festival of Quilts in 2021 as part of the exhibition ‘Found’ with Art Textiles Made in Britain before touring to further venues in the UK. TBC
For the Love of Gaia
“For the Love of Gaia” first shown at the International Quilt Museum, Nebraska and at the Festival of Quilts UK will continue its tour New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) Jan 12 – Apr 9, 2022 – I am delighted to have ‘The Downs: Wind Torn’ featured. The exhibition was conceived by guest curator Luana Rubin in partnership with the museum you are welcome take a virtual tour available here.
Painting with Cloth
Exploring the connection between landscape, people and place Cas collects found materials as she goes. marks are then created which combine cloth, paint and stitch with a disregard of the divisions of medium usage and application that often define the world of painting and textiles
Farfield Mill in Sedbergh, Cumbria 30 March to 15th May 2022
Further details of previous exhibitions please see my biography on axis artists or visit my website where you can see examples of my work and collaborations.I am an exhibiting member of Art Textile Made in Britain , a member of the Embroiderers Guild UK and S.E.W
(Society for Embroidered Works)