12 June - 22 August
a touring exhibition from flow gallery, london

forming words

This beautiful exhibition features the work of nineteen leading international makers, each exploring how text can inspire form and structure.

Flow Gallery asked the selected artists to create new work based on a piece of writing of their choice, from poetry to a letter or lyrics. Whether it is the shapes, lines and curves which letters create that inspire the work, as in vibrant wall pieces by Debbie Smyth, or simply the fluidity of the writing, artists exploring this theme express the diverse approaches and outcomes this one theme can manifest.

Many of the artists have chosen to utilise the meaning of their selected text or the message that the text communicates to inform their work. Other artists, such as Aino Kajaniemi take a personal approach to using text with particular memories woven in thread.

The work in this exhibition traverses disciplines. Jewellery will be exhibited alongside silver teacups, ceramic vessels and enamel plates. The variety in material has resulted in an exhibition that intends to capture the endless inspiration of the written word.

Organised to coincide with August Craft Month, the show consists of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paper, metal and stone works. Please check this space for accompanying community craft activities.

Exhibiting artists are: Aino Kajaniemi / Ingeborg Vandamme / Jessica Turrell / Cecelia Levy / Matthew Raw / Hanne Mannheimer / Gary Breeze / Buddug Wyn Humphreys / Sophie Wiltshire / Claire Hillerby / Jonathan Boyd / Mimi Jung / Amanda & Matt Caines / Bethan Lloyd Worthington / Susanne Matsche / Enya Moore / Debbie Smyth / Clare Goddard / Alyssa Dee Krauss / Valentine Herrenschmidt

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