Howard, R (2011) Storyville. .

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Howard, R
Abstract: Joint exhibition at Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool. ‘Storyville’ : Rachael Howard and Melanie Tomlinson / Saturday 12th March - Saturday 7th May Two-person exhibition featuring textiles by Rachael Howard and metalwork by Melanie Tomlinson for both drawing and narrative are central. Rachael Howard Rachael uses her unique and insightful drawings to capture the very essence of her subjects, transporting the mundane and every-day into something far more beautiful and enticing than the sum of its subject matter parts. Her fascination with the passing world, and her habit of capturing it on paper, may be the start of the process – and an important one at that – but it is just a beginning. Those early drawings are transplanted into graphic, screen-printed; appliquéd and machine embroidered narrative images – beautifully crafted and exactingly worked motifs. And in doing so, the sort of events and people which normally would not raise an eyebrow – such as mums with prams or passing dogs – become the centre of our attention, causing us to examine the beautifully intriguing real-life canvasses which surrounds us, but are so often taken for granted. Rachael was one of the Royal College of Art’s first six embroidery postgraduates in 1992, and since then she has become renowned for devising new ways of combining screen-printed drawings with appliquéd fabrics and machine embroidery. She has been involved in a variety of projects, including the prestigious Jerwood Textiles Prize (1997) for which she was short-listed.
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Date: 2011
Divisions: Bath School of Design
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 09:43
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2023 14:16
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