Phoenix Blog

SEENUNSEEN EXHIBITION – WALTON ON THAMES

October 21, 2021

Whilst we have each interpreted the theme of SeenUnseen in our own personal ways, we have also carried the theme over into the layout of the exhibition as a whole. Observant visitors who look up to the beams or down to the floor will be rewarded with hidden gems. Can you spot Rosaline Darby’s blackbirds … Continue reading SEENUNSEEN EXHIBITION – WALTON ON THAMES

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INSTALLING OUR EXHIBITION – SEENUNSEEN

October 13, 2021

With a delay due to Covid lockdown, this exhibition has been three years in the making and it was so exciting to be in the gallery putting it up at last! It is always satisfying to see all the ideas and planning come to fruition, if a bit nerve wracking because we can never be … Continue reading INSTALLING OUR EXHIBITION – SEENUNSEEN

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FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION NEWS

October 4, 2021

Here at Phoenix we have all been very busy getting our  work ready for our postponed exhibition, SeenUnseen, which opens on 13 th October at the Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames. Here is our lovely poster, designed by Lynne Butt. We do hope that you will be able to visit our exhibition in person, and come and say hello. We … Continue reading FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION NEWS

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SEENUNSEEN EXHIBITION PREPARATIONS

September 5, 2021

As a group we have not met in person since March 2020, so we were very excited to be able to go to the Church Hall in August 2021, particularly since we really needed to see our exhibition work in the flesh. Zoom is great for certain things but definitely not for appreciating artwork in its entirety. We … Continue reading SEENUNSEEN EXHIBITION PREPARATIONS

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SEENUNSEEN – FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION PREVIEW – PART TWO

August 1, 2021

In part two of the preview of our forthcoming exhibition SeenUnseen, we continue with the work of the remainder of our artists, but first here is a reminder of the dates of the two venues of our exhibition: Robert Phillips Gallery Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road Walton-on-Thames Surrey. KT12 2PF Wednesday 13 October until Sunday 31 October www.riverhousebarn.co.uk … Continue reading SEENUNSEEN – FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION PREVIEW – PART TWO

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SEENUNSEEN – FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION PREVIEW

July 25, 2021

Phoenix Contemporary Textiles Group usually exhibits every two years and our exhibition Seen Unseen was supposed to have been shown in October 2020.  However due to all the uncertainty around the pandemic last year we made the decision to postpone our exhibition by 12 months until 2021. This has given us an extra year to work on our ideas … Continue reading SEENUNSEEN – FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION PREVIEW

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EXHIBITIONS REVIEW

July 18, 2021

As lockdown lifts our artists are beginning to get out and about and are visiting exhibitions. Maria Walker made a trip into London recently and has picked out some highlights from her visits to galleries on the Southbank and Bermondsey. The Hayward Gallery I started my day at the Hayward Gallery where you get to … Continue reading EXHIBITIONS REVIEW

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CYANOTYPE PRINTING WORKSHOP

July 11, 2021

Rosaline Darby reports on an exciting workshop she organised for some members of Phoenix, despite the prospect of uncertain weather conditions. It was disappointing not to be able to meet as a whole group at our usual venue in July, the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions having been delayed, particularly as we are raring to go … Continue reading CYANOTYPE PRINTING WORKSHOP

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INTERVIEW WITH ROBERTTA McPHERSON

May 31, 2021

Some of our members are just too modest to write a blog about themselves so Maria Walker decided that she would just have to interview them instead and Robertta McPherson offered to go first. Maria:  Can you tell me what initially captured your imagination about textile art and who were your early influences? Robertta:  My passion for … Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH ROBERTTA McPHERSON

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THAMES MUDLARKING PROJECT

May 9, 2021

Kate Davis reports on her project, which relates to a group venture about mudlarking on the foreshore of the River Thames, near the OXO tower in London. Most of the items found were affected by being in the water and gritty sand for some time. They included a variety of materials such as metals, wires, nails, … Continue reading THAMES MUDLARKING PROJECT

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