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January News

'Illuminate' - A new exhibition from ART TEXTILES: Made in Britian

New Year, New Exhibition!

‘Illuminate’ by Art Textiles: Made in Britain is now on in our new premises in Canterbury Lofts.

This new exhibition is the group’s fifth, launching at the Knit and Stitch at Alexandra Palace and we are so thrilled to have them with us here in Neath.

This new theme 'Illuminate' proves to be an exciting source of inspiration: 'To make something visible or bright, shining light on it, or help to clarify or explain its meaning'.

Aspects of all its richness have been explored: brightness - reflective or hi-vis textiles in urban settings: Japanese lanterns, fireflies, night lights - whether urban or stars, forest of the night poetry, gold as a trace element in neutral pathways, helping to give glimmers of connectivity. Other themes are throwing a light on nature and climate change, the use of renewable or natural materials, or by using new or limited procedures.

As expected, many different aspects of stitch and textile techniques are employed - felting, quilting, embroidery, mixed media, recycled materials and more.

Young Artist of the Year

Our annual Young Artist of the Year Competition is now on display in Studio 40, we've had amazing entries once again this year, thank you to all who have entered!

We will be announcing the winners of the competition this Sunday, so join us at 2pm to find out and to see the show.

Poster image by last year's winner Tallulah Timm.

Happy New Year!

We would just like to wish everyone a very hapy new year!

We appreciate all of your continued support of the gallery, it means so much to us. We are looking forward to bringing you more exciting and dynamic exhibitions and events this year.

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