Posted on Wednesday, April 11 2012 at 12pm
You just have a few more days to have a look at WOW, an exhibition at The Gallery@rheged in Cumbria celebrating the medium of wool (WOW = Wonder of Wool, in case you were wondering), and all things knit and stitch related.
The exhibition runs until Sunday 15 April, so why not head over there now?
John Stokes, Arts Officer of the Rheged Centre, says: “Over the past decade, we have seen a growing interest in hand made and hand crafted. The Gallery@rheged has tapped into the recent revival and on Saturday 14 January 2012, will unveil an ambitious new exhibition that shows how knitting and stitch are used as a medium for contemporary art and design.”
Exhibits include works by 20 internationally renowned British contemporary artists and designers, among them Susan Crawford, Stewart Easton, Felicity Ford, Trevor Pitt, Celia Pym, Amy Twigger-Holdroyd, Hazel White, Donna Wilson, Fine Cell Work, and Wool Clip, as well as the inspired Flock project by Eden Arts, shown left.
Apart from Flock, exhibits we love the sound of include Rachael Matthews’ Relics – a gothic picnic knitted in Herdwick wool that recounts a story of lost love; Amy Twigger-Holdroyd’s Knitted Engine with parts of the crankshaft knitted by school children, and Freddie Robins’ Homes of Crimes – knitted reconstructions of the homes of female killers or the houses where they committed their crimes (shown at the top of this page).
It just goes to prove that not all knitted art needs to be fluffy!
Find out more about WOW at www.rheged.com or visit the Gallery@Rheged, Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ
You can also visit The Gallery@Rheged's Ravelry profile and follow them on Twitter (@rhegedgallery)