‘Ties That Bind’ is an exhibition which uses the context of the apron to express women’s lives, published stories, personal memories, imagined futures and more. Twelve contemporary designer/makers come together under the curatorship of Jennifer Collier displaying works made from paper, print and embroidery.
The preview event of Ties that bind was a massive success, (with some sort of cake baking contest taking place between the resident artists) we stocked up on a selection of homemade beetroot brownies, lemon drizzle squares, millionaires shortbread, fancy cupcakes and plenty more whilst taking in the exhibition. After a catch up with Louise Dawn Wilson and Emily Notman, unit twelve‘s newest residents, Mini me and me got heavily involved in the paper apron making activity (which certainly kept both kids and adults in deep concentration) I must mention the lovely Laura Kent who spent possibly the longest time perfecting her apron! A few of the exhibiting artists were at the preview including Colette Dobson and Ruth Singer, and with so many other stunning examples of craft available to see up close and personal at this exhibition you’d be mad to miss out….so get yourself over there sharpish!!