A Coastal View

The Nolitex Exhibition “A Coastal View”is now up and looking good.  It may be small but there are some really nice pieces of work there.  Judith Burnett created this restful and calm little piece (detail below).

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If you get the chance, do pop along to the Spotlight Gallery in the Town Hall on the Market Square in Newark.  For those who came to see A Question Of Identity in The Buttermarket 18 months ago you will be familiar with the Town Hall.  The  Spotlight Galleryis accessible by using the lift inside the Buttermarket;  go to the 2nd floor and you step out of the lift and almost straight in to the Spotlight Gallery itself.  Market Days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) are busiest in Newark but it does mean you can have fun mooching about the stalls as well as getting a bit of a culture fix.  I will post some images of the whole exhibition shortly, but here is another image to whet the appetite – a detail of  Sally Malloy’s finely wrought and detailed felt study.

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This morning we held our opening event and welcomed a large number of interested people to the gallery including the Mayor.  He was kind enough to spend a good deal of time with us all, and he asked lots of questions, and was amazed at the skill and the time it takes to create the work.  It was also lovely to see old friends and past members who took the opportunity to come and a cup of coffee and catch up on all the news.  Thank you to everyone who came to say hello.

Leaving the gallery on  a high, I returned home to a pile of mundane work, and the desperate need to get prepared for the Nolitex meeting tomorrow as I am leading a session on using the computer as a design tool in textile work.  We are a mixed group when it comes to using the computer; I and one or two others use it extensively, others are fairly technophobic.  But now that I am no longer chair of the group I have a bit more time to dedicate to bringing Nolitex into the 21st century with regard to technology.  To that end I have published a Nolitex Blogwhich gives details about the group, it’s members, past exhibitions, and of course, the up and coming ones.  Take a peek and see what you think.  Ultimately we aim to have a web site, but that takes a lot more time and effort to get up and running than a blog, so it is an ongoing project.

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