Colour From Your Kitchen

It’s Summer… and the Studio 21 artists have an exhibition at the Well House Gallery. The Gallery will be open throughout the weekend and seven artists will be talking about their work throughout the 2 day event. Ross will kick start the weekend on Saturday morning with ‘Colour From Your Kitchen’.  Using common ingredients from an everyday kitchen, he will discuss the use of natural dyes in his artistic practice, and how he creates beautiful colours in his work. This show is part of the Horndon-on-the-Hill Feast & Fayre running this weekend (24-25th June).

‘This traditional event dates back to the 13th Century when the village was granted a Royal Charter to hold a feast and celebration on the last weekend in June. The event was revived in 1974 when a descendant of the original squire of the area was asked to preside over a pleasantly warm weekend and about a dozen runners attempted the first ever Horndon 10k. This somewhat gruelling yet very enjoyable challenge has now become a highlight of the weekend’s activities and does bring scores of serious athletes and fun runners back to Horndon for what is a great family day out.’

Horndon-on-the-Hill Feast & Fayre Website

The running order for the Studio 21 talks and demonstrations are as follows:

Saturday 24th June
10am Ross Belton
12 noon Annette Collinge
2pm Amarjeet Nandhra

Sunday25th June
9.30am Sandra Meech
12 noon Jill Flower
2pm Sam Harvey
3pm Debbie Lyddon

The images show cotton, linen and woven, raw and habotai silk, all dyed by Ross at home from ingredients found in today’s kitchen. The eco-printed silk crepe de chine was dyed with a pack of frozen summer berries and contact printed with onions and red onion skins.

All images and text © Jonathan Dredge

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