Beyond Stitch

Beyond Stitch

Wednesday 9 May 2018 - Sunday 3 June 2018

Times: Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Prices: Free

Venue: Apex Gallery

“Deepening the Mystery” by Beyond Stitch

The title of our exhibition was inspired by a quote from Francis Bacon “ The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery” .

Our work is drawn from many sources reflecting our own personal tastes and interests. As in our previous exhibitions we have also chosen three joint themes which each artist has explored in her own way using a wide range of media and textiles techniques. This time these themes are all linked to different branches of the arts with pieces inspired by a favourite artist, by a piece of music and by a poem.  Inspiration has come from artists including Franz Marc, John Piper and David Hockney, from a wide variety of poets and from music as varied as Folk songs and a Benjamin Britten Opera.

Beyond Stitch is a group of seven textile artists who met when studying stitched textiles at Suffolk College. We subsequently came together as a group to further develop our creative skills. We meet regularly to support, encourage and critique each other’s work and hold a biennial exhibition as a focus for it.

The work of the group is very diverse with each member of the group having developed their own very personal style and favoured techniques. It is this diversity which adds to our passion and enthusiasm for our work and encourages us to experiment with new creative ideas.

We are now preparing for and looking forward to our fifth group exhibition, our third in Bury and our first at the Apex.

Occasionally, the Art Gallery is closed to the public. If you are travelling specifically to see an exhibition, please call the Box office on 01284 758000 before your visit.

The Apex Gallery is situated on the first floor. Drinks bought from Aspretto in the foyer can be taken upstairs, so feel free to relax on the sofas with a drink and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

The vast majority of works on display are for sale. For further information, please ask at the Box office.

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