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Meet the artist – Etcetera at Ryedale

Work by Sandra Wyman

Work by Sandra Wyman

Whilst I am enjoying a very relaxed 4 day weekend in my studio Linda Bilsborrow and Sandra Wyman from my exhibiting group Etcetera will be at Ryedale Folk Museum tomorrow (Saturday) between 2pm and 4pm for a ‘meet the artist’ event.

The seven members of Etcetera have created seven very different interpretations of the word ‘Transitions’. Linda’s Lifeline series deals with the transitions between different life stages – the phases of our lives that we all go through but cannot really see until we look backwards. Sandra has created a series of pieces that are autobiographical and represent a time of profound personal transition and self-discovery.

The Museum is in Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire. The exhibition runs until Saturday 7th May.

Hidden Messages 2 and 3 at Ryedale Folk Museum

Hidden Message 2

Hidden Message 2

The best thing for me about the Etcetera exhibition at Ryedale is the opportunity to show Hidden Messages 2 and 3 in their final form. Both started life as more conventional quilts, albeit that Hidden Messages 3 was finished as 4 banners. But I was never happy with them. So I cut them each into 12 individual 16×16 inch pieces and stretched over canvas. And then put them away as I didn’t even have space to photograph them. But here they are now. I think it was worth the wait!

Hidden Message 3

Hidden Message 3

 

Transitions by Etcetera

The Etcetera exhibition opened at Ryedale Folk Museum yesterday and will run until 7th May. The museum is in Hutton-le-Hole, a very picturesque village in North Yorkship. Admission to the art gallery is free. We will be running a few meet the artist events as below and hope that you can join us!

Saturday 26th March: Linda Bilsborrow and Sandra Wyman
Sunday 17th April: Julie Bunter and Sandra Wyman
Saturday 23rd April: Leah Higgins and Linda Bilsborrow

Here are a few images, more to follow.

View from the entrance of the gallery

View from the entrance of the gallery

Work by Julie Bunter and Linda Bilsborrow

Work by Julie Bunter and Linda Bilsborrow

Upcoming Exhibition

The next Etcetera exhibition opens at Ryedale Folk Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 19th March. All seven members of the group meet in my studio yesterday to complete our preparations (and drink coffee, eat cake and share our work in progress of course!). As always it was a good day spent in good company and it was especially good to see Sandra Wyman who has been very ill recently.

Afterwards I spend a very satisfying couple of hours attaching mirror plates to my Hidden Message pieces. 32 individual pieces that make up Hidden Message 2 and 3 (12 panels each) and the ‘Skyscraper’ set of 8 panels. And now I have a bench covered in artwork (mine and others) ready for the show. Wonderful!

 

Planning the next Etcetera exhibition

The next ‘Transitions’ exhibition by Etcetera will open at Ryedale Folk Museum and Art Gallery in Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire on Saturday 19th March. The gallery is a lovely space with a lot of wall space for us to fill. Today we meet in my studio to work out what pieces would go where. Now I am, in case you haven’t already figured out, a bit of a control freak.  So no scraps of paper for me! Instead I made a 1/10th scale model from mount board. Where I had photos of our pieces I scaled them, printed in colour and laminated. Other pieces were represented by appropriately sized pieces of card.

It took us a couple of hours to collectively curate the exhibition. Some pieces were excluded because they didn’t work well and others were added. By using the model we were able to visualise the space and decide where plinths or cabinets would stand. And, of course, we sustained ourselves with coffee and cake! So here is a sneak preview – we think it is going to look fabulous and would love you to visit!