Drawn To Ohio – Exhibition Workshop With Alison Blackburn – 6th February 2016 – Rochester

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The exhibition Drawn to Ohio is collated from work made over the last seven years, in which Shelly Goldsmith explores both the geographical and emotional distance between Goldsmith’s home in Ramsgate, Thanet on the Kent coast and Cincinnati, Ohio, and environs, where Goldsmith’s parents live. This on-going theme has re-occurred in Goldsmith’s work for many years, expressed through a series of textile based pieces.

The work draws both upon the high incident of dramatic meteorological events that prevail in this area of the US and our relationship with the clothes we wear, and the emotions and memories that these garments are imbued with: themes constant in Goldsmith’s work.

The work presented for Drawn to Ohio uses a palette of textile traditions and new media, ranging from charcoal drawings, hand stitching to digital printing on pre-constructed garments and photography. Pieces are presented as installation works as well as wall hung pieces and Limited Edition Prints.

Exhibition workshop

Stitching time

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 10.20am-3.30pm

A mixed media creative textiles workshop with stitchist Alison Blackburn. The sessions starts with a gallery talk and then a walk to the Guildhall Museum workshop.

Suitable for adults and young people aged 11+ (some basic hand sewing ability is required).

Recommended donation of £10 per person on the day is requested.

For more information or to book a place contact the Arts Team 01634 338319 arts@medway.gov.uk


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