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Spring Select Opening 14 April - 31 May

What's On 2014

Talk
The Curator and the Maker– an illustrated conversation about a symbiotic journey

Speakers: Mary La Trobe-Bateman, Eleanor Glover
Date:
Friday 2 May
Time:
2.30pm
Venue: The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT

Mary La Trobe-Bateman, formerly Director of Contemporary Applied Arts and contemporary craft curator and SIT Patron, describes how her career has evolved from designer to curator.  Artist Eleanor Glover outlines how her varied career as an artist has been oxygenated by interaction with curators.
There will be a short film by Eleanor as part of the talk.
Eleanor Glover is exhibiting in Selected at Newark Park as part of SIT’s Select Festival this year. 

Tickets:  £10 Friends of SIT & Guild members £8
Presented in collaboration with Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen



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Seminar
LOOM Seminar

Date: Saturday 3 May
Venue:
Museum in the Park, Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF

This seminar brings together a panel of contemporary weavers to discuss their creative practices. From hand weaving to the mill.


Tickets: £45 full price / £38 concessions



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Workshop
Papermaking workshop

Tutor: Jane Ponsford
Date:
Saturday 10 May & Sunday 11 May  
Time: Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Venue: The Painswick Centre Bisley Street Painswick GL6 6QQ

Jane Ponsford is an artist and papermaker inspired by the landscape around us. Join her for two hands-on and enjoyable days exploring your landscape through papermaking.
The workshop will include making pulps using cotton and linen rag, casting and couching, laminating and embossing.
Jane has work in the Newark Park exhibition.
Suitable for all abilities


Fee: £80 that includes teas/coffee and a light lunch on both days. It also includes materials



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Workshop followed by a talk
Turning to the Bottle

Tutor: Siân Martin
Date: Saturday 10 May
Time: 10am – 3pm
Venue: The Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Stroud GL6 6QQ

This workshop explores aspects of ‘stitching in air’, using wire, paper pulp and stitch in an unusual approach which can be developed in many directions. Extend your textile ideas and enjoy experimenting with unconventional materials. Siân Martin exhibits with the 62 Group of Textile Artists, Stitch Textile Artists, as well as the Textile Study Group.

Tickets: £40 includes teas & coffee and a light lunch plus entrance to talk.
You will be given a materials list when booking and asked for a small fee of £5 for materials that Sian will bring for you.



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Talk
Speaker Sian Martin

Illustrated talk
Date: Saturday 10 May
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: The Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Stroud GL6 6QQ

‘’My definition of stitch is a broad one that encompasses wrapping, threading, binding and looping as well as conventional stitch. I enjoy using thread (and anything else that could be a thread) as a three-dimensional journey, rather than as something that only appears on a surface.  

Tickets: £5.00 if attending the talk only



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Talk
Undressed: the History of Underwear in Fashion

Speaker: Eleri Lynn
Illustrated talk
Date:
Saturday 10 May
Time: 1pm
Venue:
Museum in the Park, Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF

Eleri Lynn is a Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, with special responsibility for the ceremonial dress collection.  Previously she was a Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where she devised the touring exhibition ‘Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion’.  She also managed the development of the V&A’s new Fashion Gallery and the creation of its new research facility, the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion. 

Tickets: £8.00 Concessions: £5.00



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Talk
A Passion for Colour

Speaker: Ruth Issett
Illustrated talk
Date:
Saturday 10 May
Time: 2.30pm
Venue:
Museum in the Park, Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF

Ruth Issett has been involved with textiles all her life. Her textile training included both print and stitch. Apart from many years teaching adults, in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A. and Australia, she has written a number of successful books – Colour on Paper and Fabric, Print Pattern & Colour, Colour on Cloth and recently, A Passion for Colour. 

Tickets: £8 Concessions £5.00



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Workshop
Pockets, pouches and the body

Tutor: Heather Belcher
Date: Sunday 18 May
Time:
10 am – 5 pm
Venue: The Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Stroud GL6 6QQ

On this one-day course we will be looking at the physical qualities of felt and its relationship to the body, referencing the traditional felt coats and cloaks first used by the nomads of Central Asia.  You will learn how to make a seamless pocket and then a small pouch or vessel and to consider qualities such as insulation, protection and filtration.
The tutor will give a short introductory talk about her work and show a wide selection of samples and images of larger exhibition pieces.

Fee: £50 includes a light lunch

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Workshop
Stitch, Fold, Rust

Tutor: Alice Fox
Date: Wednesday 21st May & Thursday 22 May
Time:
11am – 4pm
Venue: Lansdown Hall
Lansdown Hall Lansdown Stroud GL5 1BB

A workshop looking at some of the techniques Alice uses in her work and with the backdrop of her exhibition Tide Marks
Places are limited to five so booking is necessary

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Workshop
Rolled Willow Techniques

Tutor: Susan Early
Date: Saturday May 24 & Sunday May 25
Venue:
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road Stroud GL6 7QW

Spend two days creating sculptural Willow Forms while learning rolled willow techniques.
Using twisted and rolled willow techniques you will spend time developing and building a unique free form vessel. The result will be a fluid abstract shaped container. You will be encouraged to experiment and be free with the shape of your final piece.
The weekend will be relaxed and fun while you learn exciting ways with willow

Fee includes coffee, tea and a delicious Home made organic lunch

FEE: £120 includes materials and an organic lunch & refreshments

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Workshop
Textural Play

Tutor: Jilly Morris
Date:
Saturday 24 May & Sunday 25 May
Venue:
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road Stroud GL6 7QW

Material list will be supplied on booking

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW
A workshop that playfully investigates abstract mark making on paper, and how it may be used to provide inspiration and new ideas for contemporary drawing, textile and mixed media art. Over two days, participants will be encouraged to create a series of sensory, freeform, playful and impulsive textural samples using unusual mark-making techniques.
Over two days Jilly will present an illustrated presentation, a short guided walk to explore textures inside and out, and provide mark making demonstrations. Beginners to practicing artists are welcome and demonstrations, exercises and discussions will be designed to provide inspiration which will enable you to develop your own ideas further.
Some basic tools for exploration will be provided however a list of basic materials to bring will be provided on registration.
Full details in brochure

FEE: £120 includes organic lunch & refreshments

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Workshop followed by talk

Tutor: Sarah Campbell
Date:
Saturday 25 May
Venue: Museum in the Park, Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF

 

 

NEW Select Tours
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Workshop
Blog Making Workshop

Time: 11am – 3 pm

'One thing leads to another'
Spend a few enjoyable hours together where you will look at how Sarah’s blog is made and discuss the purpose and creative uses of social media and recording your creative journey. Each participant is invited to keep a diary or journal for the few days before you meet, to come ready to develop some aspects of this in a visual way and be happy to take a new look at sharing their views. Bring pencils, paints and enjoy writing and creating your story for journals and online story telling.

Tickets: Workshop and talk £50 A materials list will be provided when booking



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Talk
'The world as I see it'
Illustrated talk Sarah Campbell

Time: 4pm

Enjoy a talk around the making of Sarah’s delightful blog and journals. Sarah’s writing, her ways of recording in drawings and her colourful paintings.  The sharing of thoughts and experiences, stories that inspire her to share, dipping in and out of past present and future - and the usefulness of social media.
Sarah’s journal and recording of her day to day memories is a vibrant and always interesting journey. She will share her memories and how she records them.

Talk only £6



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  • Woodchester Mansion Saturday 3 May
  • Selected at Newark Park Sunday 4 May
  • Sculpture Trip to Lynn Chadwick Sculpture Park Saturday 17 May
  • Gargoyles & Burnes Woodchester Mansion & Selsley Church Saturday 24 May
Tickets from Stroud TIC 01453 760 960

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