Amy Twigger Holroyd
Carreducker
Celia Pym
Deirdre Nelson
Donna Wilson
Felicity Ford
Craft Kills, Freddie Robins
Knitted Homes of Crime, Freddie Robins
Kate Jenkins
Rachael Matthews

WOW

The contemporary art of knit and stitch

Curated by Trevor Pitt


The Gallery@Rheged, Penrith

14 January - 15 April 2012

 

WOW is an ambitious exhibition of work by renowned British contemporary artists and designers who have been inspirational in their creative uses of Wool. The gallery is situated in the heart of the Lake District and the Borders, where its wealth of natural resources and the ancient knowledge of how to work them, has inspired artists and writers. 

 

ARTISTS

 

Max Alexander

DRACO THE DRAGON FLY / BENOIT THE BEE

KNITMATION: I AM AHAB, CAN CAN KATE-HARE & LEARNING TO KNIT

http://www.maxsworld.co.uk/

 

Susan Crawford

A STITCH IN TIME

http://www.susancrawfordvintage.com/Home.html 

 

Stewart Easton

THE LAST TO FALL AT THE GREAT BATTLE OF WATERLOO, LONDON CITY 1848

http://www.stewarteastonart1.com/

 

Felicity Ford

HURD: A KNITSONIK PRODUKTION 

LISTENING STATIONS 1 & 2: A KNITSONIK PRODUKTION

http://thedomesticsoundscape.com/wordpress/  http://www.knitsonik.com/ 

 

Fay Godwin

A PERFECT REPUBLIC OF SHEPHERDS

http://www.faygodwin.com/

 

Kate Jenkins

MUTTON DRESSED AS LAMB

BEEF WOOLINGTON

http://www.cardigan.ltd.uk/kate-jenkins.php

 

Steve Messam

SENTINEL

http://www.stevemessam.co.uk/


Deirdre Nelson

FOOTBALL

GIN SOCKS

http://dstitch.blogspot.com/ 

 

Kate Pemberton

HIGH CHURCH OF GAMING

http://katepemberton.com/

 

Trevor Pitt

A FLOCK OF BENCHES

www.podprojects.org

 

Celia Pym

MADE IN JOHNSON, VERMONT

BELONGED TO CORNEIL FAMILY, HOPE AUERBACH, WILLIAM PYM

SWEATER BELONGING TO A NORWEGIAN, UNKNOWN

http://www.transitionandinfluence.com/gallery/celiapymstatement.html

 

Freddie Robins

KNITTED HOMES OF CRIME

CRAFT KILLS

http://www.freddierobins.com/

 

Annie Shaw

EXTRAVAGANSEY!

http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/profile/ashaw 

 

Amy Twigger Holroyd          

KNITTED ENGINE 

ATH + JAYFOR

http://keepandshare.wordpress.com/  http://www.keepandshare.co.uk/index.html

 

Rich White

SHEEPFOLD 

http://www.counterwork.co.uk/

http://www.thermafleece.com/

http://www.herdy.co.uk/

 

Joss Wrigg

AND PETER


 

 DESIGNERS

 

Carréducker

http://www.carreducker.com/

http://winkershoes.com/tweeds/

 

Fine Cell Work

http://www.finecellwork.co.uk/

 

Donna Wilson

http://donnawilson.com/

 

The Wool Clip

http://www.woolclip.com/

 

 

PARTNERS

BMW Hams Hall Motoren GmbH http://www.bmw-plant-hamshall.com/

Eden Arts http://www.edenarts.co.uk/

Herdy http://www.herdy.co.uk/

Thermafleece http://www.thermafleece.com/

Wordsworth Trust http://www.wordsworth.org.uk/

The Wool Clip http://www.woolclip.com/

 

WORKSHOPS / DEMONSTRATIONS / TALKS

 

Sheepfold will host a programme of drop-in & bookable workshops, DIY craft activities, demonstrations & talks by:

  • The Wool Clip
  • Eden Arts
  • The Crafts Council's Craft Club
  • The Wool Clip

 

Background

The concept for the WOW was developed by artists, Trevor Pitt and Rachael Matthews and the WOW exhibition will be curated by Trevor Pitt.

 

Gallery@Rheged opened on 12 March 2011 and attracts on average 2000 visitors per month.  http://rheged.com/galleryrheged


Contacts

John Stokes, Arts Officer, Rheged Gallery     

01768 860069 / john.stokes@rheged.com

Claire Logan-Stephens, Marketing Director 

01539 624511 / claire.logan@rheged.com