Summer Events Calendar – The Nomadic Dye Garden and Nave Gallery.

As we continue through the summer, our events and courses continue in the Nomadic Dye Garden. Our August Natural Dyeing Summer School has sold out and we continue to teach in the garden on Thursdays. Other than that, things are quieter in the build up to our Open September, more information to follow. This page…

Lent Resurrected – Frank Bowling and Ana Teles

The new exhibition at the Florence Trust is unique in many ways, apart from the fact that it is only on for a week. Copies of paintings and art works are usually frowned upon, associated with forgeries and art world scams, and yet on display is a painting by Ana Teles which is a copy…

Addressing Space: Sam Harvey

I make sculptures, drawings and collages, predominantly by stitching and manipulating mixed media.  The tactile act of construction informs all my pieces: the process of stitching into a variety of media and of combining contrasting textures is key to my wellbeing.  My visual environment is a vital part of my practice, I have a compulsion…

Addressing Space: Ross Belton

The idea of ‘place’ as a concept is key to my work and practice. I respond directly to the environment I find myself in, whether urban or rural. Natural dyes, homegrown plants, found objects and recycled materials form the building blocks of my work. The direction is dictated by the materials, and the final piece…

Addressing Space: Liz Heywood

The inspiration for my work comes from natural form and organic structures and processes. I am particularly interested in the intertwining shapes of stems and branches and I am also fascinated by the patterns produced by the layering of images. Layering shapes to create complex patterns or networks is of particular interest at this time….

Addressing Space: Linda Gleave

I am a textile practitioner who is interested in exploring the interplay of light and shadow and capturing the sense of rhythm and movement that they can represent.  By developing my work from drawing and observation and my own photographs, I endeavour to develop and expand the subject matter in as many directions as possible….

Addressing Space: Judy Drysdale

Creating three-dimensional line pieces, which focus on the tension and interaction of the line, is the basis of my work.  Light, shadow and space play an integral part.  The structure and the space that it occupies are inseparable.   All my pieces are informed by variations on methods of lacemaking, basketry and weaving.   Inspiration…

Addressing Space: Jill Flower

I am a textile and mixed media artist and have considered myself as being a creative soul since childhood but only discovered textiles and stitch later in life. I have enjoyed both machine and hand stitch, the use of vibrant colour, exploring and experimenting with a variety of abandoned and used products – recycling! I…

Addressing Space: Helen O’Leary

I originally trained in fashion and worked with knitwear until family commitments kept me at home for a few years. In time life became freer and I returned to art education doing a Ba and then Ma in Applied and Media Art with the intention of leaving textiles behind me but it wasn’t to be,…

Addressing Space: Consuelo Simpson

I am a multi-disciplinary artist working in 2D and 3D, often bringing craft techniques into play. I am drawn to materials with a long history: paper, string, textiles. I enjoy the dialogue with the materials as the work progresses, always aware of the weight and texture of the materials in my hands. I work intuitively,…

Addressing Space: Anthea Vaal

My textile practice has always been garment orientated because I believe that clothes are fundamental to human life and our general wellbeing.  They provide us with protection, comfort and security as well as identity and status within our societies.  As a textile artist working with an innovative geolocation system it seemed appropriate and appealing to…

Addressing Space: Annette Collinge

I have a scientific background which has no bearing on my current practice. It leaves me with an attention to detail which means that if I am asked to stitch a conventional embroidery, I am offended by the slightest variation from a line or inaccuracy of a stitch. So, I don’t stitch conventionally and restrict…

Addressing Space: Anne Froggatt

Leonardo da Vinci said  “The countryside is my classroom and Nature is my teacher”. My practice in textiles is based on an instinctive approach to the work using accumulated stimuli.  I begin with photographs, observations and sketches of my life in Surrey and Cumbria, and experiment with materials and techniques which may be used in…