I am going to be at the Contemporary Textiles Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington all next weekend. For the first time there will be a guest artist at the event and I was absolutely delighted to be invited to exhibit there and to have the opportunity to speak about my work and to give a workshop.
Ground Cloth Object: Coil
The Landmark Arts Centre is a former church and I will be showing 3 or 4 Sluice Creek Cloths and a few ‘never before seen’ samples from the series in the Bell Room, and in the main hall I will show a few ‘salt’ Liminal Objects and some small pieces that are part of a new body of work that I am calling ‘Colour from the Landscape’.
Ground Cloth Fragment: Chalk
It will be a busy weekend with the talk and short workshop. The talk is on Saturday at 12.00 noon and I’ll be speaking about the influences on my work and the materials I use. There will be photos, sound, samples to touch and sketchbooks to look at – a multi-sensory event.
Sluice Creek Cloth: Masts and Halyards 1
In the workshop we will be making different types of paint from materials that I have gathered from the landscape. Hopefully we’ll have time to grind up the pigments, make paint (including watercolour) and try them out.
Liminal Objects: Wrack
I’m really looking forward to this event. I enjoy meeting people and this is the perfect opportunity.
This is what the catalogue says about the exhibition.
‘Local artist Debbie Lyddon has been invited back to the Contemporary Textiles Fair this year to exhibit her work inspired by the coast, and what she notices when walking through the landscape. Lyddon’s often sculptural, pieces evoke moody skies and sweeping scenery, without becoming a direct representation of a particular vista. Her experimentation with non-traditional materials such as bitumen and dried out sea salt, alongside her main staple; cloth, introduces an element of conscious, process-based decision making; informed by natural environment’.