This week I took down my exhibition of textile art and now it is up on the Virtual Fringe of the National Arts Festival’s website. And yes, it does feel as if I have been riding on a see-saw.
The exciting part of this up-and-down time is seeing the work on my computer screen. Thanks to the National Arts Festival for making this happen. If you would like to have a look, click here to get to the relevant page and then scroll down a bit to enter the virtual exhibition space.
There is also a page on the FABRICATIONS website where you can read all the labels that accompany the photographs of the work that was on display. Here’s a quick link (or go to my website’s menu above) to find it.
Taking down the exhibition went quickly. It was a bit depressing to see white walls where the quilts had hung. But it was also nice to bundle them up and bring them home. Another up-and-down experience.
The Bishop’s House in Beaufort Street is one of old Grahamstown’s most historic houses. One-time residence of the Catholic bishop, it is now owned by the Albany Museum and was the premises of the National English Literary Museum for decades. For one of those decades it was my place of daily work and I grew fond of the old building with its interesting nooks and crannies. It was the last piece I stitched for my recent exhibition and I added the finishing touches to it this week (after taking the exhibition down).