Friday 24 January 2020

Connection to textiles

Textile work on display at the Blue Egg Gallery
Textile work on display at the Blue Egg Gallery

Maria Pepper

The Blue Egg Gallery in John's Gate Street, Wexford is hosting a textile exhibition entitled Interconnections 2 featuring the work of eight textile artists from Ireland and Scotland.

The show follows the success of Interconnections 1, the first Irish Scottish tapestry exhibition held two years ago as part of the Lamb Festival in Roscommon when it was decided to run it as a biannual event.

Curated by Frances Crowe and Joan Baxter, the collection came to Wexford from from Boyle, County Roscommon where it was part of the 2018 International Fibre Arts Festival and comprises work by Frances Crowe, Mary Cuthbert, Terry Dunne (Wexford) and Angela Forte from Ireland and Joan Baxter, John Brennan, Amanda gizzi and Elizabeth Radcliffe from Scotland.

Interconnections 2 was officially opened by guest speaker Johanna Roche of Kiltrea Pottery, herself a weaver and from Finland, a country where vernacular weaving is found in every home. Johanna wondered how it might be possible to move tapestries beyond the board room to the sitting room. She noted that, in recent years, studio ceramics are being collected and used and wished that the same would happen in the case of textiles.

The exhibition will continue until July 7. The opening hours are 11.00am to 5.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday or by appointment.

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