London tapestry weavers are back this June for a third time at the Hepsibah Gallery, Hammersmith – the small and perfectly formed gallery in the arty Brackenbury quarter of West London.
The title WOW Weft over Warp sums up what the exhibition is about: a range of stunning, hand-woven tapestries ranging from small intricate pieces to the large and dramatic, which we hope will provoke precisely that reaction WOW!!
Weft over Warp encapsulates the nature of the work, that is to say, tapestry made by weaving strands of yarn horizontally over vertical warps arranged on a frame or loom. Unlike with cloth woven on a loom with long lengths of yarn, the strands are intentionally on the short side to allow for subtlety and creativity. Generally the warps are covered but may not be for effect.
There will be about a dozen tapestry artists showing some 25 to 30 works, using a variety of materials from fine wool to fabric to recycled plastic.
The show will be curated by two experienced members of the group, Carolyn Perry and Tim Oelman. Carolyn says: “We are delighted to be back at the Hepsibah and promise to exploit the venue to the full to produce an amazing display of the tapestry weaver’s art.”
WOW will run from Thursday evening 21 June to Wednesday 27 June at the Hepsibah Gallery, 112 Brackenbury Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0BD. The nearest underground stations are Goldhawk Road and Hammersmith, both about 10 minutes’ walk away.
Private view: Thursday, 21 June, 6-9 pm. The exhibition will run from Thursday, 21 June to Wednesday 27 June, kicking off with the Private view on the 21st, from 6-9.00 pm.
BTG London has been in existence for 5 years and has some 15 artist members who regularly exhibit locally and around the country. The British Tapestry Group is the nationwide organisation which supports and promotes the art and craft of handmade tapestry weaving
For further information:
Contact Tim Oelman at firstname.lastname@example.org