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Newsletter - July 2009

Welcome to the July Newsletter.

It seems like quite sometime since my last newsletter, what with the aftermath of an incredibly hectic Spring Fling and my forthcoming solo exhibition at Farfield Mill later this month, time has rather caught up with me.

Spring Fling was a very exciting weekend. It was great to see so many of you and in some cases to put faces to names. Thank you so much to all who were able to visit. Your warm comments and feedback are so welcome and I loved hearing about everyone else's work.

Coming up this month:

Farfield Mill Exhibition - Connecting The Threads
Meet the Artist
2 Day Workshop
Video
Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail
Poster of the Farfield Mill Exhibition to download.

 

Farfield Mill Exhibition - Connecting The Threads

Foremost in my thoughts at the moment is my show, "Connecting the Threads" at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh in Cumbria. This is a really interesting venue in beautiful countryside and I feel really lucky to be exhibiting in its Dover Gallery.

I will be showing some work from "Connection", earlier this year, but I've also been working away to produce new work, including sculpture and free-hanging pieces, where I continue to examine the openings created in the threads of memory and emotion, searching for connections and understanding their significance.

The most exciting works I've been developing are the sculptural pieces. I've not shown this kind of work before so it's rather daunting - I don't know how it will be received.

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3 dimensional work

I'm setting up the exhibition this week, then the show opens on the 18th July and runs until 31st August.

Directions can be found on the Farfield Mill website, or on the exhibitions page on the main part of my site.

 

Meet the Artist

To complement the exhibition, there will be a "Meet the Artist" event on the 7th August at Farfield Mill in the Dover Gallery from 6pm to 8pm, where I will be giving a gallery tour and discussing some of the pieces. You can just turn up on the night, but if you want to eat at the café you will need to book ahead (01539 621159)

Right click on the image and select "Save Target As..." to download a copy of the invite

 

2 Day Workshop

Tying in with the exhibition and the Meet the Artist, I will be running a 2 day workshop, on the 8th and 9th of August guiding participants on how the use of emotions, memories and experiences of the past can act as inspiration for the creation of mixed media artworks.

Those on the course will look at how to make connections between sensory input, such as shapes, textures, smells and colours, with memories and experiences, then create a complete artwork on stretched canvas, using a variety of textures and materials.

There are a maximum of only 12 places on this course, so if you are interested, please book now by calling Farfield Mill on 01539 621958.

Right click on the image above and select "Save Target As..." to download a copy of the workshop flyer

 

Video

The video this month is about the Farfield exhibition and in particular the new sculptures I've created.

 

Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail

This year I will be taking part in the Kirkcudbright Arts and Craft Trail, from 31st July to 2nd Aug, 11am to 5pm daily. Obviously much of my work will be at Farfield Mill for the exhibition there, however, I have created some smaller pieces as well as some silk scarves especially for this event.

I will be sharing Venue 10 with Fleur McIntyre (34 High Street, Kirkcudbright).

 

Download a copy of the Exhibition Poster

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Right-click on the image and select Save Target As.

If you run into any difficulties then please let me know.

 

Questions and Comments:

I would very much like to hear from you. Please email me with any questions about my artwork, or with ideas of things you'd like to see and read in future editions of this newsletter.

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Wishing you all the best until next time,

Maggie

 

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