15th 27th August
Easton Walled Gardens
Open Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays.
Normal entrance fees apply
You are invited to Meet The Artists on Sunday 19th August 11am – 4pm
The June meeting of Nolitex was an exciting event – it was Selection Day for the work being entered into our latest exhibition Out There. We expanded from our normal meeting room into the big hall and began to fill all the tables and walls with fantastic colour, texture and form. Everyone carefully unwrapping their pieces and revealing the fruits of their creativity ready for the selection process to begin.
The variety of work is wonderful; the inspirations are drawn from Easton Walled Gardens, their history and the people who make up its past and present. The execution involves giant bamboo poles, larger than life human-shaped cut outs, bunting, oversized leaves, knitted paper, textile books, giant seed packets, screen printing, and all manner of things involving recycling acetate, fruit and veg bags, gloves and sticks etc.
Lady Ursula Cholmeley from Easton Walled Gardens came to see the work that she would be hosting, and was most interested in finding out about it all. In the photo above she is looking at one of Mary Whitaker’s books with Mary.
The tables were groaning with all the work laid out for everyone to see.
The impact of colour, and a sense of joyfulness was what struck me most when I walked into the hall. You can’t help but be excited at the prospect of seeing all this work in the outdoor setting that inspired it. All the pieces will be displayed in the gardens, open to the elements; and affected by them too. However, it would be really nice to have one or two sunny summer days instead of all the rain we have been having!