Apron Strings! exhibition by Connie Flynn
1st – 12th September 2015, Courtyard Arts Gallery, Hertford, Herts
This exhibition features a selection of contemporary aprons created in response
to the traditional apron, blending quality craftsmanship with tales of social and cultural history
Meet the Artist with free talk on Sat 5th September 2pm
Sit N Stitch workshop Fri 4th Sept 10.30 - 3.30 £35 inc materials
Fun with Felt workshop Tues 8th Sept 10.30 - 3.30 £35 inc materials
For more information - http://www.courtyardarts.org.uk/courtyard-arts-gallery/apron-strings/
The exhibition will consist of new work, together with some work previously exhibited -
1. New work - Cloth Connotations, a collection of half apron which also could be viewed as textile wall hangings, this is Connie's (hons) year body of work.
2. New work - Shetland Lighthouse Residency work, in June 2015 Connie was the Artist in Residence which meant she stayed in a lighthouse. During the residency she researched the lighthouse keepers and families that lived and worked at the lighthouse. The fascinating tales were collected and recorded in textiles. This is her current work in progress but The Keeper's Apron will be in the exhibition.
3. Threads of Time II project
For this project Connie made an Archivist's Apron, the process is recorded in a blog http://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/page/threads_of_time_2
4. Old Wives Tales installation
For those of you that haven t seen her third year degree show installation which was in her SHETLAND exhibition at the Upstairs Gallery in January 2015, it will be part of the exhibition, a collection of aprons and tools relating to Shetland's textile history.