Anglia Textile Works at the Quilt Association Summer Exhibition
Minerva Art Centre, Llanidloes July 23rd - September 3rd
Reviewed by Judy Fairless
Anglia Textile Works is a group of eight contemporary textile artists who have been working together for almost twenty years. Based in East Anglia, they are mainly inspired by the landscape of that region and the Summer Exhibition at Llanidloes provided a perfect venue for their latest body of work.
Members had worked to create four new textile pieces plus a long narrow hanging relating to the theme of Sentinels, the latter being hung en masse very effectively from a high beam. Each artist's own body work was mounted together which provided cohesion and enabled the viewer to see how the works had been individually interpreted.
Most chose to use the Sentinel theme as their inspiration for their other pieces and it was fascinating to see how widely the word had been interpreted.