Events

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.

 

2010 ALTON ESTATE PROJECT

  

Bank Gallery 27 April – 9 May 2010

Featuring THE ALTON ESTATE Project.

www.bankgallery.co.uk

A bit about how we came to do the Alton Estate Project…

Taking a 1960s design icon that appears to have been criticised as much as it has been admired, seemed like a good way for Phoenix to pursue a collective project that has culminated in an exciting piece of textile art. Phoenix meet very close to the Alton Estate, a celebrated example of 1960s Modernist housing design and we have spent time visiting the site to think about our divergent responses to the buildings: Are these concrete slabs a brave and majestic answer to a housing need or are they a bit too uncompromising and out of scale for human experience?

Find out how we have generated work together and how these experiments have culminated in a striking wall hanging that celebrates the confidence of 1960s social policy. Our sketchbooks and experiments will be available for handling and there will always be a member of the group on hand to chat about this exciting theme. Members have also produced a personal piece of work in response to the Alton Estate to contrast with our collective response.