Friday, 25 April 2014

Selected at Newark Park

A friend and I spent a wonderful day this week visiting Selected, an exhibition which is part of Stroud International Textiles Select  at Newark Park, a beautiful National Trust property near Wootton under Edge. There is work by 30 artists some of whom have made work in response to Newark Park; including Caroline Bartlett, Caren Garfen, Susan Early, Matthew Harris, Mary Butcher, Zoe Hillyard and Jennifer Collier to name just  a few - exhibited throughout the house and gardens.
The pieces are sited well in the rooms & garden, and you do need to look carefully to spot some of them, as they look as if they are part of the house's collection.
It's well worth a visit, we spent most of the day there, exploring the house and grounds. Here are some highlights, sorry if some of the images are not very good quality, but the light levels were low.
Zoe Hillyard's  ceramic patchwork.

Jennifer Collier's paper sculpture.

Caroline Bartlett

Susan Early's woven willow.

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