Events

“Home” in detail

Four of our artists give some background and inspiration to their work on our latest “Home” project:

Calligraphy plays an important part in my work.  I have been working on an illustrated alphabet for two years.  Lockdown ha given me the time to complete and add to it.  I have found this to be a very cathartic experience in such troubled times.  The unreadable text talks of my life at home.

Maggie Barber

Jo Coombes

For me, a home is more of a feeling than a location: a place of comfort, relaxation, happiness and hospitality. A sanctuary. Somewhere to enjoy the company of family and good friends. The Italian courtyard I am creating in my new garden, will be a tranquil spot to inspire and to reflect.

Jo Coombes

During the exceptionally sunny spring weather at the time of lockdown we used our garden as an outdoor room. We appreciated the fresh air and the growing plants gave us hope for the future at a time of stress and confusion.

Kate Davis

Alison Hird-Beecroft

I collected images of my home during lockdown and collaged them and put in doors like an advent calendar, each with a hidden  “Home is where…” message about the various things there that I treasure.

Alison Hird-Beecroft

Phoenix Contemporary Textiles – Welcome

We are delighted to welcome you to our new blog, which has been set up to share our passion for textiles and art with you virtually, and hopefully inspire you with blogs and images, videos, techniques and what we are up to.

As a sixteen- strong, diverse group of contemporary textile artists, we are always busy making, stitching, drawing and painting.  Just like many other artist groups, we have had to postpone our planned 2020 exhibition until 2021.  Nevertheless, for the time being, we continue to meet up on video-conferencing and are still designing, making and setting ourselves challenges.  Speaking of challenges, our posts below exhibit our latest challenge, entitled “Home”.

There’s more to come though, so do pay us a visit whenever you can, as we plan to post some work-in-progress for our SeenUnseen exhibition, now scheduled for 2021.  This will demonstrate the diversity of our approaches and practices.

Maggie Barber

Joan Bingley

Joan Bingley

Lynne Butt

Jo Coombes

Jo Coombes

Mary Crabb

Mary Crabb

Mary Crabb

Mary Crabb

Ros Darby

Kate Davis

Alison Hird-Beecroft

Alison Hird-Beecroft

Jude Kingshott

Jude Kingshott

Carole Waddle

Maria Walker

Linda Walsh

Linda Walsh

2021 SeenUnseen

Robert Phillips Gallery – Wed 13 October – Sun 31 October 2021
Riverhouse, Manor Road, Walton-on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2PF
www.riverhousebarn.co.uk    tel: 01932 254 198

OPEN DAILY 10AM-4PM                                    ADMISSION FREE

2012 “BETWEEN CLOTH AND A HARD PLACE”

4 by 4 textile Artists at The Menier Gallery May 2012

For the first time 4 by 4 Textile Artists invited two Ceramicists and two Sculptresses to exhibit alongside our diverse display of contemporary textiles. It created a stimulating juxtaposition and made great use of the interesting spaces in the two floors of galleries at The Menier. We had brilliant visitor numbers everyday and sold well.

The exhibition had a great atmosphere from start to finish with a positive response from all those lovely people who came to see us. A small selection of work that was at The Menier will be exhibited at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace 11t_ 14th October 2012

2011 OLD WORD NEW EYES

Robert Phillips Gallery – Wed 9 Nov – Sun 27 Nov 2011
Riverhouse, Manor Road, Walton-on Thames, Surrey, KT12 2PF
www.riverhousebarn.co.uk

Phoenix Contemporary Textile Group has a reputation for producing exciting art in response to intriguing themes and Old World New Eyes will not disappoint. Phoenix members’ work with all manner of contemporary textile techniques, but the real delight in this exhibition is the promise of a shared new experience derived from the personal point of view each artist has brought to the theme. Whether it is in the reinterpretation of an historical design or artefact, or a thoughtful investigation of the changes experienced with the passage of time, Phoenix present a visual feast for all to enjoy.