Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jan Grimes revisits her home town for the Created in Colour exhibition

Jan Grimes is looking forward to Created in Colour as it involves her revisiting her home town. Here she is working on her piece followed by her words that explain how she feels about this latest exhibition at the Whitaker. 

"I am a B.R.G.S Old Girl from the Sixties, with happy memories of The Kinks and The Hollies at the Astoria, screaming rides on the Walzter,  22 Tor View, (where I lived on the Hall Carr estate with my younger sister, TV journalist Pattie Coldwell),  and ........ my school artwork in The Whitaker.
My ceramic 'masterpiece' was on display, in 1963, in a glass cabinet on the first floor, with the label, Janet Coldwell, 3rd year.

To return to the same gallery, in my sixties, is a great privilege.

It feels good to be back here, this time with a Textile 21 show.  Our exhibition, " Fashioned in Silk: Created in Colour", combines and contrasts ethereal 'ghost' dresses with 3D textiles in exuberant colours and unusual techniques, all displayed in a wonderful space."

You can see the exhibition at The Whitaker Museum& Art Gallery, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, 
Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 6RE from Saturday, 24  October - 6 December 2015. Free entry.

Preview Saturday 24th October 1-4pm.

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