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    To the Waters and the Wild

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To the Waters and the Wild

13 JAN - 27 FEB 2022
OPEN WED-SUN, 10AM-4PM
FREE ENTRY

This exhibition of tapestry presents work by the Scottish members of the British Tapestry Group (BTG) inspired by the natural world. BTG aims to promote woven tapestry as a contemporary artform. It provides a platform for weavers to connect, develop their work and exhibit. Weaving tapestry requires a significant investment in time, energy and skill. The resulting work is arresting, all the more so as this medium is relatively rarely shown.  The exhibition also reveals the variety of approaches, both figurative and abstract, that the medium of tapestry encompasses. 

The title of the exhibition, a verse from a WB Yeats poem, evokes the escape to be found in the natural world. If this was sometimes curtailed over the past couple of years, we have all learned to value it even more. Like many of us, the artists rediscovered their immediate environment, the local wood, the beach, the bird songs, and found inspiration there, or they looked inwards for memories of encounters with the wild further afield. The result is a small survey of tapestry today and a woven tribute to Nature.
 
The exhibition is accompanied by sculptures by Chris Hindley. A new exhibitor at Waterston House, Chris takes his inspiration from his own observations of wildlife as well as early decoys and folk art from North America.

More work by other wildlife artists can be found in our online art shop.

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