In August, Freya and me will be showing work inspired by Clerkenwell at Craft Central in August. Here's the flyer designed by Freya and a portion of our press release for you to read below! Please do drop me an email if you would like anymore information.
Tuesday 13 August 2013- Saturday 17 August 2013
Showcase Gallery, Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London, EC1M 4DS
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11am-6pm | Saturday 12pm-5pm
Private View: Wednesday 14 August 2013 6.30pm-8.30pm
‘Sightings’ brings together two artistic viewpoints on Clerkenwell by Freya Lines and Reena Makwana, to compliment the position of the Showcase Gallery at Craft Central. As well as showing new work, the exhibition will show an insight into development work from both artists for this show and products from previous projects and collections for sale.
Freya Lines finds inspiration from nature and her work created for this exhibition shows ‘sightings’ of nature in the city, specifically in and around Clerkenwell. A tree framed by the arch of a building, a vine growing around a front door, or plant pots placed on a windowsill all contribute to the aesthetic of Freya’s designs. She will be presenting a new collection of paper cut works.
Reena Makwana has been working on a series of embroideries inspired by the people of Clerkenwell. Working from photos, she has developed drawings into embroideries of workers on their lunch break perusing stalls on Leather Lane, locals outside the gates of The Order of St John, hipsters, tantrums and dog walkers. The embroideries work together to show a visual map of the people of Clerkenwell.