Nature in Stitch
by Rebecca Bruton
Riverside Café Gallery, Farnham Maltings | 25 May – 20 June 2019
The Riverside Café Gallery is extremely pleased to welcome textile fibre artist Rebecca Bruton with her exhibition Nature in Stitch, a collection of contemporary textiles art which is being shown at the Maltings as part of 2019’s thread… a festival of textiles.
Inspired by the natural world and its beauty, Rebecca explores the aesthetics of nature’s bounty through textiles and stitch. The pieces in this exhibition are taken from three collections of Rebecca’s work:
Botanicals – A study into the form and beauty of green plants, the positive impact they can have on our urban environments and the restorative effects they can have on our physical and mental wellbeing.
Fruits and Vegetables – A collection of vibrant fruits and vegetables made for exhibition within the NHS to celebrate the joys of healthy eating during National Nutrition Week.
Seeds – An exploration of the diverse and intricate shapes and vibrant colours found within the world of seeds. A selection of seeds which focus on those with a vulnerable conservation status, those that are aesthetically interesting and some that are familiar to our everyday. A use of vintage fabrics marring with the vulnerability of seed: once used gone forever.
Rebecca Bruton is a textile artist based in South Somerset, specialising in free motion embroidery and appliqué to build up vibrant textile artworks. She uses a sewing machine as a tool to mix colours and ‘paint’ her work with a free-hand style using threads and vintage fabrics. Rebecca was named the Somerset Art Works Emerging Artist of 2018, then shortly after she was selected as a member of the ‘Society for Embroidered Work’, a worldwide society that promotes stitch within artwork. Her work now features in multiple publications and she exhibits across the UK.
Work is available to purchase, for all sale enquiries please visit the Box Office or email your interest to Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org.