Blue Egg Gallery, John’s Gate Street, Wexford
Saturday 15th August until Saturday 12th September
Textiles and ceramics are part of our daily landscape; we live with and touch them every day. STRATA presents work in both mediums; textiles by the members of element15 and ceramics by Freda Rupp.
element15 is a collective of textile artists who work in various media. The members of the group, which is based in the Kildare area, have collaborated together for a number of years, constantly learning and refining their techniques. Their diverse backgrounds encompass dressmaking, architecture, ceramics, teaching and design. This is the first time the members of the group have exhibited at the Blue Egg. The participating exhibitors are: Rose Cronin, Catherine Domican, Catherine Dowling, Marie Dunne, Asta Gauronskyte, Kathrina Hughes, Dee Kelly, Kay McKenna, Helen McLoughlin, Eimear Molony, Colleen Prendiville, Elaine Peden, Gaye Scott Hayward, Vanessa Scott Hayward and Barbara Seery.
Freda Rupp makes work that is unglazed and intentionally non-functional. She is primarily concerned with form. The marks on her forms are suggested by the cracks and fissures in rocks and surfaces and the debris that becomes lodged in these cracks. She sees the marks as a record of the history of the surfaces and is interested in the patterns made by these marks, the images they suggest and the feelings and memories they evoke.
STRATA will be opened on Saturday 15 August by guest speaker Rina Whyte, independent public art co-ordinator.
The gallery opening hours are: Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00 to 5.30pm or by appointment.