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Join us for the opening of our Latest exhibition at The Collection
September the 26th 6-8pm
Stitch & Peacock is a solo exhibition by American artist Danica Maier, combining drawings, stitch and wall painting, shown with a selection of embroidery and textile pieces from The Usher Gallery collection.
Taking a rarely-seen embroidered Jacobean bedspread as a starting point, Maier has created a series of new artworks – including a large wall drawing – which are rooted within the Lincolnshire textile collection, and the history of embroidery.
These new works investigate the historical stitched objects by repeating and redrawing from their original antique patterns, carefully depicting the mark of stitch and imagery found within them. Maier creates intricate drawings that mimic the original mark of stitch, suggesting that the stories they contain might not be what they first seem.
Sidestepping the common ideas related to embroidery and stitch, often seen as women’s work or part of the domestic realm Maier investigates alternative ideas hidden within the history of stitch. In Maier’s work the heartfelt, funny and titillating side of textile history comes into focus.
A coach is available from Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Building (the corner of Dryden Street and Shakespeare Street) on Friday 26th September. Coach leaves from Nottingham at 5:15pm and leaves from Lincoln at 10:00pm. Return ticket cost is £10, payment will be taken on the coach.
Rob Flint – Daily at 10:30am 1pm and 3:30 pm
Flock Mnemonics is a work for The Collection’s sound wall by artist Rob Flint, made in response to the exhibition Stitch & Peacock. The work examines the way humans understand & memorise bird calls through the use of ’mnemonics’ that mimic the birds’ cry in words, sometimes even naming birds, such as ‘Chiffchaff’, ‘Crow’, or ‘Tit’ in imitation of their cry.