Artistic duo will have you in stitches at Turnpike Gallery in Leigh
7:40am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in NW
TEXTILE artists Polly Binns and Anne Morrell's stitch and landscape creativity will be at the centre of the latest exhibition at Leigh's Turnpike Gallery.
Light and Line showcases their dedication to stitch and fascination with landscape.
The two artists met over 30 years ago and share a fascination with the light and texture of landscape in the leigh exhibition, the only showing of their new work in the North West.
Complementing Light and Line is an exhibition called "Make a Cup of Tea, Put a Record On" by Manchester based artist Seleena Laverne Daye. Seleena also works with textiles but in a very different way.
Inspired by popular culture, the pieces come straight from Seleena's prized possessions when she was growing up, from favourite records to well-thumbed books.
Her work is sculpted and made from felt, a material that is often connected with childhood, reminding people that it's the things you love that make you who you are.
Martyn Lucas, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust's visual arts officer said: "This is another example of how the Turnpike Gallery shares with local people the vibrancy and creativity of nationally recognised artists alongside emerging local and regional makers."
The exhibitions open on Saturday , February 2, with a free drop-in family workshop from 11am-2pm, and continues until the end of March.
Light and Line is a Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery touring exhibition funded by Arts Council England.
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