I thought I'd break radio silence with a few pics from the launch of 13 Women at Brighton Library this evening - an event celebrating International Women's Day.
My lovely friend Tina Francis is one of the illustrious 13. She makes tapestries using reclaimed vintage tapestry wool, which gives her work incredibly subtle colours and a lovely bobbly texture in places. This piece took a month of intense sewing to complete!
Another piece I loved was an incredible dress created by Tess Howell using hundreds of artificial flowers and leaves, which graduated from autumnal reds to spring greens.
The event was super well-attended and featured a fair few fabulous Brighton arty eccentrics. I wish I'd snapped a few pics. I think the decision to have speakers, poetry readings and other performances was probably a bit of an odd call, as most of people wanted to mingle and chat. Although I definitely fell into the category of chatterer, I did feel for the speakers trying to compete with the general social hubbub.
|General social hubbub|
To round off the evening, on the way home I spied these beautiful Turkish lamps in a shop in Brighton's North Laines. I have passed this shop many times during the day and admired them, but they look absolutely stunning at night.
I Love Art presents 13 Women 1st - 15th March
Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE.