The Brit and the Great Bear, has been selected for the 62 Group exhibition Making Space at Macclesfield Silk Museum.
Drawing, painting and machine embroidery on silk. Painted wooden frame
129x93cm

The Atlas Coelestis from the observations at Greenwich by the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed (1646-1719), was published posthumously in 1729. It depicts the constellations as was the received knowledge at the time.
I have used celestial imagery for many years; my interest began in 1957, when the USSR launched Sputnik during the Cold War, through the NASA Moon landing in 1969, and subsequent space flights. How far we have come: ESA astronaut Tim Peake is the first Briton to walk in space, with the Russians at the ISS, but here on earth we still have a quasi-Cold War. And not to mention football hooligans. How far have we come…?

The Venue:
Silk Museum, Macclesfield, Roe Street, SK11 6UT

The Dates:
17.06.2016 to 03.09.2016

MY WORKSHOP
My Life in Silk
Date: 16.07.2016
I have been using silk as my main medium since the late 80s, incorporating it with other textiles and non-textile materials such as glass, and wood. In this textile workshop I will explain what has informed my work, and the processes and materials I have used and developed. Participants will experiment with these processes, which include drawing, painting, bonding, and machine embroidery. Participants will have the opportunity to use the museum collections as source material to inform their experimental samples. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of research and experimentation and will take away with them a starting point for further personal development.

For more info and to book, go to:
http://www.62group.org.uk/exhibitions/making-space-exhibition-workshops/

For more information about the Museum, go to:
http://www.silkmacclesfield.org.uk/silk-museum/silk-museum-park-lane

The exhibition, Making Space, runs from 17.06.16 to 3.9.16