Very many thanks to everyone who sent us a stitched image of their house or favourite building for the AccessArt Village, the response to the project has been astonishing and we now have received well over 750 contributions!
Each stitched drawing is as individual as its maker and the variety in colour, scale and technique creates a fascinating and impressive artwork, juxtaposing pieces by children at the start of their creative lives next to those of accomplished older generations.
Highlighting the character and individuality of each house, the project also celebrates the diversity of our audience and reminds us of the universal sanctity of ‘home’. Most poignant are those houses created by individuals who for reasons of health or vulnerability, were away from home when they made their creations.
Download the poster for the AccessArt Village Exhibition here
The AccessArt Village will be on display at the following five venues:
13/09/2017 to 29/10/2017 (Ended): Farfield Mill, Cumbria
(Follow this link to see the Farfield Mill Gallery).
14/11/2017 – 21/12/2017 (Ended): Mansfield Central Library, Notts
See the AccessArt Village at Mansfield Central Library gallery here.
17/01/2018 – 31/01/2018 (Now): Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford, Essex
See the AccessArt Village at Brentwood Road Gallery (Frances Bardsley Academy), online gallery here.
20/02/2018 – 20/03/2018: Whitley Bay Library, Tyne and Wear
A full exhibition of the Village is now on display at this venue
See the AccessArt Village at Whitley Bay Library (Customer First Centre) online gallery here.
18/08/2018 – 31/10/ 2018: Old Gala House, Galashiels
Possible new venue for November! Details to be announced.