'Telling Tales' - Exhibition by Bath Textile Artists coming to Corinium Museum
Using archaeology and history as a stimulus, the group explores the symbols which our ancestors used to capture their own stories. By means of patterns and shapes, found objects and ephemera the group derives inspiration from the many facets that make up our past.
Two members of the group have delved into children’s stories and their rich imagery, one has investigated stone circles and another has taken the journey of 'fleece to fabric' as a theme. Rural landscapes and the Cityscape of nearby Bristol also offer inspiration for work using the crisscrossing of footpaths, redundant docklands, flora and fauna, clothing and the stories held within. Drawing on these diverse themes, group members have yielded surprising personal interpretations.
The members of this lively group work in colour and texture, fibre and fabric, exploring the vast field which is textile art today. Feltmaking, hand and machine embroidery, weaving, painting on fabric, work in two and three dimensions are all included.
The exhibition is free to enter via the Museum Shop/Cirencester Visitor Information Centre, 2 Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, Sundays 2-4 pm.
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 169