The Fabric of Memory: Bath Spa Mixed Media Textiles Exhibition
May 27, 2015 - Jon Ducker
Once again, I have had the pleasure of working with Bath Spa University’s Mixed Media Textiles degree students over the course of the past year. This year the students were asked to create work on the theme of textiles and memory, to reflect the very personal items featured in Hatched, Matched, Dispatched— and Patched!
The students’ final exhibition is on display in the Stables this week (26- 31 May, 12noon- 5pm daily). Once again, I am hugely impressed by the quality of students’ work and the wide variety of ways in which they have responded to the Museum’s collections. I’d like to share some images of the exhibition here, but would encourage all visitors to the Museum to pop in and see the work for themselves.
Kay Cornish explored themes of childhood memory with her installation, created from waxed vintage childhood clothes.
Lily Martin’s delicate images show birds in danger of extinction.
Imogen Lee’s work is tiny and delicate, with blemishes in her weaving reminiscent of scars.
One of the my favourite pieces in the exhibition is this fabulous crocheted whale, suspended from the ceiling..
… but I do also have a soft spot for this wonderful rug, inspired by the traditional hooked rugs in the Museum’s collection.
This year first-year students have contributed by created outdoor installations to guide visitors towards the Stables. I particularly like this weaving by Bethan Wise, which she created in-situ.
Huge thanks to all the students for putting together such a great show.
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