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Wendy Roby: an exhibition of contemporary textiles launch

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  • Date and time

    Saturday 29 January 2022 11:00 - 15:00
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  • Location

    Arc Centre and Gallery, Hat Works, Wellington Mill, Wellington Rd S, Stockport, SK3 0EU
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After the success of Stockport Together Again in autumn 2021, we're hosting guest spotlights at the Gallery Cafe every 2 months this year.

As an industrial textile region and with Stockport’s long hatting history, we're very excited to have a predominantly textile-based local artist kicking off 2022.

Wendy Roby's print and stitch artworks explore order, geometry and texture, predominantly using repurposed materials. From her studio in Houldsworth Mill she experiments with free, waste and vintage materials to find new techniques and construction methods. Some are used for art and some for products.

Using easily accessible materials, like ink made from Reddish oak trees and wood offcuts from a local Stockport carpenter, Wendy encourages us all to make something beautiful.

You'll be invited to add your own stitches to a new collaborative artwork made specially for the exhibition, or to have a go at some giant embroidery, using needles as big as drum sticks. You're invited to interact with the art, which will hopefully inspire you to experiment and improve confidence in your own creativity.

The exhibition will launch alongside our first Saturday Art Club of 2022. We’ll have 2 activities available for you to explore on the day, inspired by Wendy’s work. Anyone of any age who is open to having a go is welcome to come along and try their hand at some art:

  • rag rug letters at adults
  • plastic bag collage, suitable for younger children

The exhibition will then be open to the public from 10am to 4pm, Thursdays and Fridays until 11 March. It will also be open from 11m to 3pm, Saturday 26 February during our Saturday Art Club.

Bookable creative workshops for adults led by Wendy will also be added to our 2022 public programme. Follow our social media channels or sign up to our mailing list here to hear about them

Visit Wendy's website to find out more about Wendy, the exhibition and its launch.