Sunday, 28 October 2018

Fabricated Narratives takes flight


After such a busy time preparing work for the Fabricated Narratives exhibition, travelling to and beginning my travels around the UK to visit lots of groups for talks and workshops, I finally have a short hiatus to sort through the photos and initial impressions.
Most of 2018 has been focussed on developing pieces for Fabricated Narratives to tour with the Knitting and Stitching Show in London, Dublin and Harrogate. The four of us participating in the exhibition also hope to be able to show in New Zealand in due course, but as we have been so concentrated on finalising details for the UK, we sadly have no dates in our home country as yet.

If you want to see more, the website is www.fabricatednarratives.com and facebook is @fabricatednarratives. There is also a publication available from me (message us on facebook), at just £5.00/$NZ10.00 plus p+p.


Exhibition publication for Fabricated Narratives
We have been greatly pleased to be able to work with filmmakers Ingrid Jellick (visuals) and Steve Balaam (sound). It was a fabulous way to record some of our work underway and give a sense of each of us as individual artists.
See what you think … go to: Fabricated Narratives
As ever, the show that you see is only the head and neck of the swan, not the feet desperately paddling underneath. Yet this is also important to acknowledge. Any endeavour involves many more people than the name boards may suggest. To our film makers, publishers, family and friends, many, many thanks for your time and efforts on our behalves. Thanks to the show organisers (especially Helene Marriott at Upper Street Events, Jan and team, Bill and team) who work hard to market, to engage the public and to get them to the show, and who provide invaluable assistance with the gallery space, plinths, electrics, lighting, labelling, information boards etc. , and  thanks to patient friends who are daft enough to volunteer their services during set up are called on to climb ladders, to measure, hammer, disentangle wire, and be quietly supportive in the moments when you think that the show quite simply will not go on! Eternal thanks to Jane and Philip (yet again) (Will you never learn to avoid me?)


Fabricated Narratives, Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, 2018

Fabricated Narratives, Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, 2018

Fabricated Narratives, Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, 2018

Fabricated Narratives, Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, 2018

The thousands of visitors who made time to visit the gallery were also overwhelmingly positive, some having journeyed specifically to see us, others voted us as their favourite gallery, and many other comments. 
Comments from visitors to the Fabricated Narratives gallery



Comments from visitors to the Fabricated Narratives gallery

Comments from visitors to the Fabricated Narratives gallery
Next stop Dublin in just over a week, so more views of the work for you then. Each space is different which means the work is displayed in varying combinations which is a really interesting process for me, to find out how one work plays against another and how they can be viewed in alternative spaces.

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