The four members of Quatrefoil and their helpers put up their first big show yesterday, ‘Debut’. That’s myself, Annette Lucas, Jacqui Calladine and Gwen McQuay.It’s at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, and we have the second floor Gallery, which is large and light, and the show looks good. I was quite worried about putting this one up, for two main reasons. One is that I had some big and unwieldy pieces of work to hang, and the second is that I just dislike hanging shows. I do, however, love it when it’s all done, you can then just relax and enjoy. Hanging the biggies went well though, thanks to my husband.
The show is on until Saturday May 19th, open every day 10.30 – 5.00, Sundays 1.00 – 5.00. It’s free to get in, and there is a wonderful ceramics exhibition in Gallery One too, showing work by a friend of mine, Gordon Thomas, who died in 2004 and who is still sadly missed. His lovely wife Nest has worked really hard to put this show on.
Here we are looking a little blurry; well, we had just put up the exhibition. Annette, Gwen, myself and Jacqui.
Here are some pictures of our show. We have 2 Open Days too, on Saturday 12th and 19th May. On the 19th May we will be taking it all down, so the exhibition will close at 4, as we have only about an hour to do it, before the work for the following show starts to arrive.
The following four images show Jacqui’s work. She is currently living in Seattle for a while, and her work is concentrating on a sense of place. It is very beautiful and subtle, and rewards long study.
Next is Annette’s work. She is a textile artist, a wiz at pattern making, garment design and millinery, and also knows a lot about keeping hens.
Next is Gwen, a retired lecturer in textiles who now concentrates on photography. It’s not digital either, no manipulation, just film; beautiful and atmospheric compositions.
I have a wonderful long wall, which is good, as The Moth Pages, here in the foreground, and Beyond Dark Spaces, at the other end, are rather large. Actually the wall looks much shorter in the images, it’s really a long length.
Mist and Grey at the window. The pages may fade; I don’t mind, I like my books to have a life.
The large [ish] Beach piece and its two framed companions.