18 May – 7 July 2013
Expect to have your expectations of quilt making challenged by Voices - the latest exhibition from Quilt Art.
Some members confine themselves to fabric and stitch. Others experiment with paint, dye and print, unusual materials or three dimensions. Some work at the cutting edge of technology. All are united by their passion for fabric, stitch, texture and colour and the limitless creative possibilities of the textile surface.
Quilt Art was the first group of its kind in Europe. Formed in Britain in 1985 to develop the quilt as an artistic medium and promote its recognition as an art form, its members are leading practioners who exhibit nationally and internationally.
A book accompanies the exhibition.
Voices also features ceramic patchwork by Zoe Hillyard. Zoe uses traditional textile patchwork techniques to rebuild broken charity shop vases and bowls, creating hand-stitched decorative pieces with a unique flawed beauty (image right).
Meet some of the artists in the gallery at the opening
Saturday 18 May from 2-4pm
Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary)
Elizabeth Brimelow (UK) Fanfield image left
Jette Clover (Belgium)
Fenella Davies (UK)
Ann Fahy (Ireland)
Dirjke van der Horst-Beetsma (Netherlands)
Inge Hueber (Germany)
Sara Impey (UK)
Val Jackson (UK)
Allie Kay (Ireland)
Cherilyn Martin (Netherlands)
Sandra Meech (UK)
Dominie Nash (USA)
Mirjam Pet-Jacobs (Netherlands)
Karina Thompson (UK)
Janet Twinn (UK)
Anne Woringer (France)
Charlotte Yde (Denmark)
Voices is linked to Stroud International Textiles Spring Select.
On site makers, Dorothy Reglar and Sarah Beadsmoore are part of the Select Trail on 11/12 and 18/19 May.
Workshops with exhibiting artist Zoe Hillyard are available for booking at the end of this page.
Exhibiting and selling work at New Brewery Arts
We welcome proposals from professional artists, groups, educators and curators who want to show new work in our gallery. Our aim is to present a programme of contemporary craft and visual art exhibitions that inspire, excite and challenge people of all ages. We are particularly interested in proposals that engage with our existing education programme.
If you would like to submit work, please see our Show your own work page for information.
We value your feedback on our exhibitions - and on what you would like to see in future - so please contact email@example.com if you would like to leave a comment.