NOVEMBER 15, 2023
Reflections on WOVEN FROM THE FIELD exhibition
This was the first time Sue Kirk and I had exhibited together. I was delighted how our work complimented each other and it was wonderful to show with a maker who shares a very similar ethos to making and the way we aim to live (look at my previous Blog to see our shared approaches). It made a strong show in so many ways.
I was in the gallery most days and I really enjoyed talking to so many visitors and making interesting connections. It was also good to absorb the feel of the show and enjoy our work sitting so comfortably together – my natural colours, largely displayed on the walls, and Sue’s more muted tones with their 3D presence. We both enjoyed the very good natural light in the gallery and I think displaying panels on a wall explaining our work with photographs and shared ideas was positive. In addition, we also displayed examples of our raw materials. We were both delighted to sell work and I’m pleased to also have my scarves on sale in the gallery shop during the lead-up to Christmas.
What I would consider changing when Sue and I have another art gallery exhibition together, is the balance of the amount of work we both have and the range of work we display – perhaps only my wall pieces, large and small, and only Sue’s sculptural pieces. Onwards and upwards – let’s see what comes next.
Quote from a visitor: ‘I felt really inspired by Ros’ use of natural dye colours seen across her work. Her deceptively simple use of colour, shape and pattern are calming and quietly sophisticated.’
I hope you enjoy these photographs of the exhibition.
Sue Kirk & Rosalind Stoddart
WOVEN FROM THE FIELD
This exhibition celebrates the lives and creative work of two women, Sue Kirk and Rosalind Stoddart, who weave with materials grown sustainably on their land.
THE EXHIBITION RUNS AT THE ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (RBSA)
FROM 31 OCTOBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2023
OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY 10.30AM – 5:00PM