Sunday, 30 August 2015

films of Art in Nature

Liz Harding's landscapes being blown gently in the breeze.

Corinne's Hung up to Dry, billowing in the breeze of the garden at Nature in art.
Only one more day to see our exhibition in the gallery and explore the gardens to find our outdoor pieces hidden within the gardens, as the exhibition closes on bank holiday monday at 5pm.


Susi's prayer flags blowing gently in the breeze outside the gallery at Nature in Art, spreading her messages of peace and hope.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

More inside out.. outside in...

Inside prayer flag with its language of stitches and backing frame of beeswax

Outside flags on withies dancing in the breeze! 

These dresses were worn by Susi's nieces as part of some filming Alison worked on outside

This beauty was found inside and carefully looked at by children coming out of Carla and Alison's wonderful workshops

Another visitor.

Another visitor on Kay's work outside. Only 3 days left to go- the exhibition finishes on Monday at 5.00!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

nature in art

 Corinne's washing lines inside................
 and outside. Yesterday it got wet and then dried and got wet and then dried...........
 Liz Hardings trees in a hedgerow inside.......
Carlas shaggy ink caps outside. The grass grows up around them making them harder to find but the children love the challenge.....
Lindas trail- the story of a journey inside.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Looking outside..

Carla's mushroom trail

Kay's with a ladybird visitor

Liz Harding's in the breeze

Friday, 21 August 2015

artists in residence

Susi Bancroft prepares to stitch more french knots onto prayer flags and Stephanie Wooster works on new pieces of swiss darning. alot of ideas talked through and alot of techniques shown throughout the day. fun was had by all.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Sunday 16th at Nature in Art.

 Liz Harding's piece on the wall at Nature in Art.
Our day as artists in residence in the studio - a very sunny Sunday.
Lindas work in progress. We really enjoyed talking to everyone who came through the studio and explaining techniques and inspiration. Visitors enjoyed the sketchbooks and understanding the process and research behind the work. Two more weeks to enjoy the exhibition, we are stewarding everyday so come and chat to us!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Quilts Outside at Nature in Art

My quilts hanging in the garden of Nature in Art, seemed to have survived the heavy rain, drying out quickly and glowing in the warm sunshine. 
Three long thin quilts wrapped around the trunks of the Hazel tree and a quilt hung on the garden wall nearby, covered in symbols to represent the qualities of the Hazel as the Tree of Knowledge. Orange used as the colour traditionally associated with the Hazel.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Inside Out Exhibition.

 Visitors at the exhibition yesterday. I was stewarding and it was busy all day despite the rain.

 Carlas mushroom trail a big success with children and adults! Don't forget to go round the garden and look at the outside work!
Lindas corner - lots to look at. Don't miss the films in the dining room next to the cafe. Do come and chat to us stewarding. Closed on Monday but open 10-5 every day until the 31st.

Friday, 14 August 2015

artists in residence..


A busy week for the BB Exhibition - each of us taking turns working in the Artist Studio.
A perfect chance for visitors to see our working practices and have conversations with us.
Above is Liz Hewitt working on eco dye - more to share in the coming days!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

working at the exhibition

during our week of artists in residence I've been working with two amazing dancers, here is one of my films

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

A film to come and view

Brenda Miller is a former BB and was a founder member of the Broderers with Alison and Carolyn. We are delighted to be showing a film by Brenda at Nature in Art this month - Physical Stitch.
More all about Brenda's work can be seen on this website - Brenda Miller

Come and find out all about how and why Liz Harding features in this work ...
There are 2 films to view - this film, and one by Susi Bancroft