Judy Stephens has a solo exhibition at Barry Travellers Gallery from March 19 to May 10.
Here she is brandishing a Journal Quilt called CUTS which will be in the exhibition.
Barry Travellers Gallery must be unique in that it is actually on Platform 1 of a railway station. But you don’t have to be a train passenger to get into it and it is part of a cafe serving, amongst other things, gorgeous homemade cakes. It is open mornings only Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 1pm.
The exhibition programme is jointly organised by Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan and by VOGA, Vale of Glamorgan Artists www.voga.org.uk
Judy’s quilt for the Quilters’ Guild Region 12 exhibition at the Cynon Valley Museum was chosen for the exhibition poster and invitation: Region 12 Invite
“It was very exciting to get the on-line invitation to our Region 12 exhibition and discover that my quilt was featured. It’s called “Ban Neonicotinoids” – which are the pesticides implicated in the decline of honeybees and hive collapse. This idea was prompted by the exhibition theme “Say It with Flowers”. I had signed a petition against the continued use of these chemicals which are insect nerve agents, already banned in France and Germany, but not in the UK. In reply I got a letter from my local MP, Stephen Doughty, South Cardiff and Penarth, who has since asked for a copy of the Region 12 poster to put up on his office wall at the House of Commons. I would be thrilled if my quilt can do its bit to save our bees.” – Judy Stephens
Here’s Judy’s quilt hanging in the gallery at the Cynon Valley Museum:
There are plenty of opportunities to see Cwilt Cymru members’ work on display at the moment!
Millie has work on show at Oriel y Parc in St David’s until May.
Here’s a photo of Bethan’s Simdde quilt in the CQ@10 exhibition in the Aldwark Gallery in the Quilt Museum in York (centre quilt):
In addition to the Region 12 exhibition, Judy has work in three exhibitions. Her solo show will be at Barry Travellers Gallery, Barry, from March 19 to May 10 (more to come on this in a future post). She also has pieces in two Women’s Arts Association exhibitions, one at Barry Art Central and the other at the Butetown History and Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay.
The Quilters’ Guild Region 12 exhibition has opened at the Cynon Valley Museum in Aberdare and includes work by Judith, Judy and Millie. The exhibition runs until April 13.
Here are Millie’s quilts hanging in the gallery