Middleton Cheney Parish Council

Serving the people of Middleton Cheney

All Saints Church 1920

Clerk: Mrs Valerie Furniss
Parish Meeting Rooms
Middleton Cheney, Banbury
Oxon OX17 2LR

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Tactile Fusion

Tactile Fusion

12th January – 12th February 2020
Preview Sunday 12th January 12-2pm

A Feast for the eyes this New Year at the Heseltine Gallery.

Seven regional artists join together as part of a new exhibition Tactile Fusion. The exhibition is the first of an exciting programme of exhibitions for the Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School for 2020.

Drawing its focus on traditional and contemporary textile methods and displaying works from artists who use a range of mixed media, Tactile Fusion will wow visitors with its eclectic mix of styles.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Abigail Bury who uses hand processes to create fabric designs for interiors, Charlotte Relf, a recent graduate from Birmingham City University, who has an interest in embroidery and constructed textiles and Linda Westerman whose work reflects her interest in history and archaeology and is interpreted through hand stitched embroidery and mixed media.

Other artists involved include Lis Mann, who produces work that has an autobiographical nature and is influenced by her own life experiences. Bev James takes an interest in eco printing and felt making, creating a variety of handmade scarves. Stella Benford, who uses a diverse range of materials including ceramics and metalwork to produce intriguing sculptural structures is paired with Annabel Goodwin, also a ceramicist who has a raw, natural quality to her work, has a love for the human form, nature and organic structures.

"As a community hub the gallery has been asking visitors for feedback and inviting them to contribute to future exhibition ideas. Textiles and sculpture were among the most popular media alongside Photography, which will follow in the Spring. We are really excited to bring the community something that they have asked for to start the New Year off."

Katie Boyce, Project Manager

Tactile Fusion , with free entry, will run 10am – 4pm weekdays, 11am-3pm weekends. The Opening Event is on Sunday 12th January, 12-2pm. Much of the work will be for sale and 'Meet the Artist' events will be scheduled over weekend openings.

The Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney, OX17 2QR.

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Media Contact:

Katie Boyce, Project Manager 07746318347 katie@katieboyce.co.uk

Background on the Heseltine Gallery
The Heseltine Gallery, located on the intersecting borders of four of central England's counties, is the region's major community art gallery space and is attracting increasing attention for the quality and range of its exhibition programme. On the Chenderit School campus, it aims to showcase the work of local and regional artists and craftspeople, as well as celebrate the achievements of students, through a busy programme of events. The gallery is organised and run by a committee of volunteers and supported by a membership scheme - 'The Friends of the Heseltine Gallery'. It is open to the public weekdays term-time, with extra weekend opening times for certain events.

Further information on 'Friends' membership, exhibitions and events: friends@theheseltinegallery.org.uk

Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:35 by Will Smith

Tags: Chenderit, Events, Heseltine Gallery