An exhibition of story-weaving & textile art by Imogen Di Sapia
Imogen Di Sapia reflects on the folklore of The Selkie through craft. This body of textile work is an exploration of motherhood and perinatal mental health through weaving, using the symbols and themes within the story to communicate the experience. The exhibition also considers ethical textiles and the use of materials and methods that consider animal welfare and the environment.
A publication to accompany the exhibition features collaborative photography from artists including Bronwyn Preece, Michaela Meadow and Grace Gelder, who have each taken a handwoven seal-skin from Imogen and worked with it in the landscape to explore the story, sharing their findings through a photographic narrative.
Collaborative artworks with artists Lily Waugh, Joanna Hruby and Gladys Paulus will also be included in the exhibition.
Artists in residence: Imogen will be weaving in the gallery during opening hours, accompanied by Lily Waugh, who will be working on a specially constructed heritage oak loom.
Exhibition Opening Times
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm & Sundays, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 17 March // Collaboration with YAK on Gloucester Road, who are hosting a pop-up shop for Imogen’s hand-spun, ethical yarn.
Monday 19 March, 7-9pm // The Selkie storytelling & poetry – a night of tales relating to the wild feminine and magical handcraft; the second half will feature a panel discussion on the symbols within the stories. Telling from Imogen Di Sapia, Fleur Shorthouse, Stacia Keogh, Joanna Gilar & Abbie Simmonds. Tickets £5.
Wednesday 21 March, 7 – 8:30pm // Words the Turtle Taught Me: Poetry & Performance by Susan Richardson, more info here. Tickets £5.
The Selkie image credits:
Textiles by Imogen Di Sapia
Photography by Michaela Meadow
Set Design by Lisa Jahovic
Copyright all artists 2018.