Date:13 January 2022 - 27 February 2022
Time:Wednesday - Sunday (10am - 4pm)
Venue:Waterston House, SOC Headquarters
This exhibition presents tapestry inspired by the natural world by the Scottish members of the British Tapestry Group. The British Tapestry Group aims to promote woven tapestry as a contemporary artform. It also offers a platform for weavers to connect, develop their work and exhibit. Weaving a tapestry requires a significant investment in time, energy and skill. Visitors often comment on the impact and intensity of woven tapestry, especially as it is infrequently seen. People are also surprised by the variety of individual styles, both figurative and abstract, that tapestry encompasses.
The title of this exhibition, a verse from a WB Yeats poem, evokes the feeling of escape into the natural world. Our access to the natural world was at times restricted over the past couple of years, but it was even more valued during this period. Like many of us, the artists rediscovered their immediate environment, the local wood, the beach, the bird songs and found inspiration there. Some also looked inwards for memories of encounters with the wild further afield. The result is both a survey of tapestry today through the varied approaches of around 50 artists and a woven tribute to Nature.