The Spirit of the Celts exhibition has now opened at its latest venue – Barry Art Central in South Wales – and will be on show until November 17.
Even before opening it was proving to be a hit with gallery and library staff:
” ‘Wow’ was the favourite word. I came away with quite a buzz from everyone’s excitement and enthusiasm for the quilts. Most people hadn’t seen anything like them before. I hope it bodes well for a good turn-out and lots of new people finding their way to the gallery. ” Judy
The Barry exhibition is also features in the current (November) edition of British Patchwork and Quilting.
An exhibition called ‘penARTh’ has opened at the Washington Gallery, Penarth, near Cardiff – art inspired by the seaside town of Penarth, where I live. It is on until November 5th. I have four small framed works in it plus a large wall quilt which has been hung in the downstairs part of the gallery. There was a lovely preview with live music from a Celtic folk band.
The four small pieces include images of the derelict Billybanks housing estate which has now given way to smart new apartments and houses. I took literally hundreds of photographs there.
The quilt is called Cliff Walk and is inspired by the colours of wild flowers and glimpses of the sea on the clifftop walk from Penarth to Lavernock Point.
Here are some photos showing the Spirit of the Celts at the beautiful Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart, Northern Ireland. The exhibition closed at the end of September and is now on its way to Barry Art Central, opening on October 20.