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An exhibition of paintings by Monica Sjoo and works by North West artists Rebecca Doughty,  Judy Gough,  Jean Grant,  Jan Green, Judy Mazonowicz and Barbara Silvano. The Exhibition was mounted in collaboration with News From Nowhere and John Moores University and was part of the Blackie's commitment to promoting the works of women.  Programme  May 1st    Exhibition opening and introduction by Monica Sjöö.                  Performance by…

 

Created : Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 18:07
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:11

 

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An exhibition of 23 quilts, each 6ft x 6ft, made by the community of Silverdale, North Staffordshire, to commemorate Fanny Deakin (1883-1968), Silverdale's extraordinary spokeswoman and political activist. Fanny Deakin was a founder member of the Labour Party in Silverdale, becoming the first woman councillor on the Wolstanton Urban District Council in 1921.  A miners wife, she was a champion of local people and fought for better conditions,…

 

Created : Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 22:53
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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"Great claims are made for the pen, the brush and the sword, but the needle can be as sharp, as mighty and as moving"  Dawn Pavitt. 100 years of Womens Banners was a Grade 2 travelling exhibition and included historical material. The banners on exhibition came from: Suffragettes, Suffragists, The Co-operative Womens Guild, The Womens Temperance Movement, as well as Trade Unions, The Labour party, Greenham Women for Peace, Miners Support Groups…

 

Created : Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 00:16
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:42

 

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"Many minds, but one heart." (Chelmsford Branch banner of the NUGW). All of the banners collected together for this exhibition, with the exception of the Suffrage banner, were the work of women in Merseyside and the North West. Some of them were simply made - produced quickly for a demonstration; some of them contained months and months of intricate work and patience. All pointed to the work and diversity of interests that concern…

 

Created : Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 23:55
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:42

 

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A sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted look at food and eating, interpreted in textiles by artists from Merseyside and around the country. The Artists and Their Work: Su Richardson (Birmingham) Su uses crochet in much of her work - it's a medium she feels she can control; she "didn't learn it from a man, and men don't know enough about it to pass comment."  She also says of this technique: "It's a medium that's always been connected…

 

Created : Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 23:07
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:42

 

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'The universal concept of the secret garden, ancient and hallowed, is vital to psychic life, whether as a creation of the imagination, or as a real place.'    'Your high walls enclose a small patch of sky and earth, a microscopic landscape   where each object is so essential that it is … reduced to a symbol.'        -- Meinrad Craighead  'Elemental Symbols' 'Secret Gardens' was one of a series of exhibitions with the overall title: 'How…

 

Created : Friday, June 8, 2012 - 13:38
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:39

 

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'Animals, for the use of ...' looked at ways in which we treat animals, both in a practical sense and in a more abstract sense. The works exhibited were chosen from established artists and textile students. Works included wall hangings, a 3D tryptich and framed 2D pictures. The techniques employed ranged from batik, embroidery, cut-work, collage, applique and the various arts of quilting, stuffing and wrapping. The Artists and Their Works:…

 

Created : Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:34
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:39

 

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This exhibition was aimed towards reflecting individual interpretations, through the medium of textiles, of the concept of a family, whether it be in the form of a visual metaphor as with Liz Pembroke's work or perhaps, more simply, as a response to the presence of a particular member of a family, as with Betty Myerscough. The Artists and Their Work: Eliza Steel had four works in this exhibition - 3 framed portraits and a mask (a self-portrait…

 

Created : Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:20
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:28

 

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