Where is the Consolation?
A personal tribute, in fabric and paint, to one man and his comrades in WW1. The story and history behind the artist’s large wall hanging based on the exploits of McCrae’s Battalion at the battle of the Somme. The finished piece was on show in St Giles Cathedral from July 1st for five weeks in 2016.
Landscape in Triplicate
As a textile artist, I work with many different techniques including embroidery. I think it is, perhaps, the combination of needlework, painting and collage, which makes my work distinctive. Since moving to Scotland, landscape has become a very important source of inspiration to me. In recent years the Cairngorm National Park in Aberdeenshire and the River Gairn, a tributary of the Dee, has inspired much of my work.
I often work on related panels or triptychs. In this lecture I will be talking about this personal approach to landscape and how I have come to interpret it not only two dimensionally but also in the round.
Fee on request.
3 December 2018 ::: posted by Alison King in lectures