Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SAQA UK Pod Meeting - response from Elizabeth Michellod-Dutheil

Dear Christine, thank you very much for this report. The reflections that have been on the agenda reflect very well the potential of the textile as Art but the difficulties to make recognize our passion as such are evident especially in Europe. The gallery owners take no risk in the world of Art and the textile is not recognized as an artistic medium but is seen as craft. As long as this point of view or belief is not eliminated, there is little chance of exhibiting in large spaces and few will be offered to us. My best friendly greetings. Google translation

Chère Christine, merci beaucoup pour ce compte-rendu. Les réflexions qui ont été à l'ordre du jour reflètent très bien le potentiel du textile en tant que Art  mais les difficultés à faire reconnaître en tant que tel notre passion sont évidentes surtout en Europe. Les galeristes ne prennent aucun risque dans le monde de l'Art et le textile n'y est pas reconnu en tant que médium artistique mais est vu comme de l'artisanat. Tant que ce point de vue ou cette croyance ne sera pas éliminé, peu de chances d'exposer dans des grands espaces et peu nous seront offerts. Mes meilleures salutations amicales

Elizabeth MICHELLOD-DUTHEIL
http://www.elizabeth-michellod-dutheil.ch  (2015..)
http://www.maaevalais.ch  (2000-2015)


Thank you, Elizabeth, for responding to our report on the UK Pod Meeting.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fenella Davies’s X marks the spot selected for SAQA’s Layered Voices, U.S.A.

Fenella Davies’s X marks the spot selected for SAQA’s Layered Voices, U.S.A.



Fenella Davies (UK) 


Statement

Abstract collage - what is buried underneath the layers of earth, soil & land. People's memories, their lives, their time on earth. This piece was dedicated to the extraordinary finding of the bones of King Richard III (1442-1485) under a carpark, in Leicester, England a few years ago. I like the idea of past lives coming to the surface and showing us their history. Once discovered, there has to be a means of finding the place again - hence the title - X Marks The Spot.

Techniques used

Hand stitched, self dyed & painted. surface stitchery.

Materials used

Cotton, linen, antique lace, Japanese matting, hessian.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Vision Arts Museum - Jette Clover

Jette has had a quilt accepted for the Visions Art Museum theme "Conversations" - an ideal subject for her work. Congratulations.

Ongoing Conversation
145x114 cm
Cotton, batiste, cheese cloth

Screen printing, gel printing, rust printing, collage, hand- and machine quilting,



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wide Horizons V at Prague Patchwork Meeting



31st March - 2nd April 2017
Wellness Hotel STEP, Malletova 1141, Praha 9
Single day CZK 180,- per person                       
Three days CZK 350

www.praguepatchworkmeeting.com

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Connecting People - Vicenza

Ad Abilmente Vicenza dal 23 al 26 Marzo 2017 un'installazione site specific all' ingresso Padiglione Est della fiera

At Abilmente Vicenza 23 to 26 March 2017 a site specific entrance East Pavilion of the fair

"CONNECTING PEOPLE"

Il volume dell’area è stato concepito come un grande contenitore di armonie e di espressioni, di suoni e di voci che caratterizzano il “sistema comunicazione”.

Il “volume-spazio” è stato trasformato in una lunga rete di connessioni che coinvolge e collega i ‘’volti’’ e diventa il network su cui abbiamo scritto la nostra composizione cromatica.


I numeri dell' installazione:
Superficie 130 mq
Volume dell' installazione 450 mc
Materiali 300 kg

3 mesi di preparazione in studio






Friday, March 10, 2017

Wide Horizons V at Prague Patchwork Meeting 2017

See Wide Horizons V, the SAQA European and ME Exhibition, at the Prague Patchwork Meeting.


31st March - 2nd April 2017
Wellness Hotel STEP, Malletova 1141, Praha 9

Single day CZK 180,- per person                       
Three days CZK 350

www.praguepatchworkmeeting.com









Also meet our new SAQA regional representative, Baiba Vagule, who will be in the gallery for much of the show.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Prague Patchwork Meeting - More work on Show


31st March - 2nd April 2017
Wellness Hotel STEP, Malletova 1141, Praha 9

Single day CZK 180,- per person                       
Three days CZK 350
                             
www.praguepatchworkmeeting.com           


Grünblau
Heidi Drahota
Detail
Irena Zemanova Strom
 života
Tree of Life


Helena Fikejzova
Pod borovicemi1
Under the pines 2017