Dates for your diary

2 December – 23 January 2022
Helen MacRitchie
Manning Regional Art Gallery, 12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430, Australia
Signatures: the mark as the embodiment of identity and intent. 21 fibre and textile artists interrogate, interpret and respond to the theme to produce an interrelated exhibition. Signatures marks the launch in 2021 of the second five-year exhibition cycle for untethered fibre artists inc.

15 January – 27 February 2022
Nina Gronw-Lewis
Slow Time: Somerset Reaquainted Tour
The Long Gallery, Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB
Slow Time is the result of a project recording the passage of time initiated during the first lockdown. Led by Somerset Solagraphic Society, set up by artists Janette Kerr and John Gammans, and supported by Somerset Art Works, this extraordinary exhibition features long-exposure photographs of the Somerset landscape created using nothing more than recycled drinks cans made into pinhole cameras. Part of the Somerset Reacquainted Tour, the solargraphs are being shown alongside a collaborative book, initial ‘sharings’ and objects from the project, contributed by 63 artist members from Somerset Art Works.

29 January – 27 February 2022
Oliver Bliss
The Foyer Space, The Royal Porcelian Works, Worcester, WR1 2NE
The series #SoftLads is Bliss’s first solo series of pictorial, contemporary tapestries. The portrait series explores notions of masculinity. Themes span from contemporary hero worship, body image, impact of social, democratic celebrity, activism, sexuality, gender variation and history of identity. In addition, Bliss together with The Word Association, ran a series of writing workshops with the public resulting in an anthology, #SoftLads, which will be launched at the exhibition on 29 January 2022.

5 March – 4 June 2022
Helen MacRitchie
Crossing Lines
Canberra Art Gallery, London Circuit and City Square, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Contemporary textile artists from Canberra and NSW showing work with Untethered Fibre Artists.

6 – 18 April 2022
Helen MacRitchie
The Art Pavillion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, London, E3 4QY
The latest selected work from Prism Textiles, an international exhibiting group working together to dispel the common preconceptions surrounding textiles, and embracing both the contemporary approach and the rich traditions of cloth and stitch. .

9 April – 14 May 2022
Lydia Needle, Joy Merron
ACEarts, Market Place, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7NB
The Interconnectedness of All Things is the new ecological, collaborative exhibition devised by Lydia Needle for which she has sculpted 50 more bee pieces from wool, thread and vintage containers. Another 50 artists were invited to research and create new companion works inspired by the ecology of one of those bees species. This presents a wonderfully unique and diverse narrative about the interconnection between the flora and fauna of our ecosystem..

14 – 29 May 2022
Helen MacRitchie
Oxfordshire Artweeks
West Ox Arts, The Gallery, Market Square, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2JH
Helen MacRitchie has an open studio and is also showing work with West Ox Arts.

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