Gwen and Lola have both been busy with the Leigh Art Trail.
Gwen shared progress with her community project Connecting Threads which is still a work in progress. Now close to completion, several workshops were held during the week, giving people a last opportunity to contribute to the project. Part of this enormous textile work was hung in the window of the Baptist Church in Leigh. It has been a great success so far with many people contributing small sewn rectangles which Gwen has skilfully woven into one large artwork. 1130 pieces represent the number of people who were killed following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh
Further details can be found on her website
Inspired by her recent travels to New Zealand, Lola's beautiful ceramics were on show at Phuse Media. There was also an opportunity to see her beautiful memory pot dedicated to her brother. Lola has incorporated special family memories into this very personalised and individual artwork. She is available to take commissions, and would work with the individual if they would like to be part of the creative process.
Further details can be found at Lolaswainpottery.com
Blickling Hall has a world famous collection of antiquarian books. This historic library has been under threat from damp and deathwatch beetle.for many years. To raise awareness of the importance of books the The National Trust have commissioned Les Enfants Terrible to create seven book related installations throughout the house. Incorporating global stories, The company have used the theme of books under threat in each work. The show continues throughout the summer.
The Word Banned, The Brown Drawing Room.
The Word Redacted, Kitchen Corridor.
The Word Burned, The Cellar.
The Word Drowned, The West Turret Bathroom.
The Word Superseded, Chinese Dressing Room.
The Word Defiant, The Long Gallery Library.
The Word Neglected, The Temple.
We are a small group of contemporary artists in Essex (UK) who share a passion for art and books.