Exhibition including 2 friends’ work

This was the exhibition of work by the first cohort of MA Creative Practice students from Leeds College of Art . Judging from talking to some , the written statements and a video on the LCA website it seems more interesting than was my MA years ago . It is being held in Holy Trinity Church , Boar Lane , Leeds LS1 6HW until this Friday 13 .

Skywards - aluminium tubing

Skywards – aluminium tubing

Jon Vogler is a retired engineer and came to my classes on Islamic Art some years ago . His garden is full of sculptures – this year I must see it when he has an open day again .

Valle Lacrimarum

Valle Lacrimarum

Hilary Readman I met when we both came to Leeds first in the early 80s . At that time she was interested more in time-based work and later taught video for 20-odd years . This new work is a shock but we are all older and have different preoccupations – not just different amounts of daring ! There was an audio track accompanying this but it wasn’t playing during the day . I should also say that the figures were actually lying down as arranged for the exhibition .

Botanically dyed scarf with birch leaf print

Botanically dyed scarf with birch leaf print

Textile hanging installation Leeds Industrial Museum Armley

Textile hanging installation Leeds Industrial Museum Armley

Carol Sorhaindo’s work was complex . Using 2 sites of ‘industrial’ decay – a  slave worked sugar mill in Dominica and a flax mill in Leeds she has developed natural dyes from the plants taking over each site and then printed on top of the subdued colours in more clear inks . Some of the printing was of eg account book pages and some used plant leaves again but as printing stamps .

10 x 7metre banners printed with hand-made textile objects

10 x 7metre banners printed with hand-made textile objects

detail of above

detail of above

Letty McHugh’s work derives from her interest in and identification with sewing women in her family tree and more widely . Her written account speaks of inheriting her great grandmother’s treadle sewing machine and her research spreading to 130 women .

Those 4 were far and away my favourite artists in the exhibition – I have written this in a rush in the hope that someone will be interested enough to visit before it closes ! Hilary doesn’t yet have a website but is on Facebook , the other three do but I haven’t the time to set up the links correctly – all of them are under their names anyway .

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Ceramic & textile artist
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