‘Untold’ at the Art Pavillion

There is only today and tomorrow left for you to pop down to Mile End to see this year’s PRISM’s exhibition at the Art Pavillion. ‘Untold’ is the perfect place for an Easter weekend outing, with a vast variety of responses to the title of this year’s exhibition and a free embroidery workshop running this afternoon delivered by Wolf and Wilding. Each artist’s approach to the theme has been unique, with work ranging from traditional embroidery and textile work through to wrapped rusted tools, bones, broken porcelain and quipu.

The Private View was particularly well attended with a great reception to the work on display. The exhibition was opened by guest speaker Natalie Melton, the Creative Director at the Crafts Council. Katharine Paton-King, Chair of PRISM, said:

‘We are delighted to be returning to the Art Pavilion in Mile End. It’s a beautiful space in which to showcase the diverse, high-quality textile-inspired work by our members around the theme of Untold. We are very lucky to have such a high standard of work to choose from within the group, along with a host of interesting interpretations of our theme.’

Topics touched upon include subjects as diverse as dementia, folklore and family. I particularly liked the work of Helen O’Leary (whose crocheted wire gloves each have a guilty thought or secret attached), Kim Winter‘s exploration of osteoporosis, Wolf and Wilding‘s ‘Discarded 16 Years’, Anne Amosford‘s ‘Memento Mori’ and Ross Belton‘s piece ‘Still Life’ which deals with the plight of refugees and migrants in today’s politically charged atmosphere. The work has been invited be shown at the Lloyd’s Register Safer World Conference 22 which runs 10-11 May in Old Billingsgate, London.

‘Untold’ runs at the Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London E3 4QY, runs until April 18th and is open 11am-6pm daily. The exhibition is supported by Tower Hamlets Council.

Text © PRISM Textiles and Jonathan Dredge, images © Jonathan Dredge

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim says:

    Thanks for the mention – and congratulations to Ross! Kim


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