Jennie Gilling

Paper Artist

Jennie_Gilling

Christmas Bonanza!

On 15th December I will be exhibiting my work in a building  that has seen Dickens, Shakespeare and Cromwell! 

I will be joining other local contemporary makers, designers and artists at the amazing fourteenth century building that is home to the Boston Tea Party, 13 High Street, Salisbury.  You will find us on the first floor where, away from the bustle, you will see some choice and unique gifts:  fashion, textiles, illustration, art and photography are amongst the many items on offer.  A perfect place to get a hot drink and be inspired.  As the event co-incides with Salisbury’s Late Night Shopping season, the times are 5.30 – 9pm.

Organised by the OPEN collective and LMSA (Lets Make Salisbury Awesome)

Somerset Art Weeks 2011

Blue II, Venue 40

Rook Lane Chapel

Bath Street

Frome

Somerset BA11 1DN

01373 468040

Open 17th September – 1st October, 10am – 5pm, closed Mondays

www.somersetartworks.org.uk

www.rooklanearts.org.uk

I am crossing the border into Somerset to join nine other accomplished artists to be part of Blue II.  The theme is inspired by the 18th century dyers’ woad recipe book from Wallbridge Mill in Frome.  My cyanotype work at Rook Lane has been made specifically for the exhibition. I have used some graphic elements connected with textiles to contrast with the flower pieces and have also incorporated some of my grandmother’s lace in the process. Rich silk hangings are another vehicle for the prussian blue prints, as well as the blutubes, displaying the work outside the format of the frame.  It promises to be a very special show.

Wylye Valley Art Trail

The 2011 Wylye Art Trail runs from 28th May until 5th June.  I shall be exhibiting at Venue No. 45, Lakeside Garden Centre at Crockerton, 5 minutes from Warminster on A350 towards Shaftesbury.  Jules Horn’s paintings and Alison Potter’s ceramics will also be on show – you’ll find us amongst the house plants!!

Hours are 10.30 – 5.30 Monday – Saturday, closing at 4.30 on Sunday with more details either in the brochure or online at www.wvat.co.uk   I shall be performing a poetry reading by the cafe on Weds. 1st June at 3pm.  It is a free event but please be diplomatic if using the cafe’s chairs and buy a drink.

My new website is only a few days old – a long time germinating but has grown into something I am sooooo pleased with.  Many thanks to Jeff for his artistry and knowledge.

The Wylye Valley Art Trail is now very definitely on the horizon and I am trying to focus on framing and labelling, plus give enough room to look at the poems I will be reading.  All very exciting but will be very, very glad when it is up and can enjoy meeting and talking to visitors.