"Working in patchwork, stained glass, carpentry and ceramics has encouraged me to experiment with mediums and how they can be combined. Childhood memories of doing patchwork with my mother, and working in stained glass as a young adult have had a particular influence on my compositional style.
Inspiration comes in the form of peaceful landscapes including night skies, houses, birds, fish
and maps. I aim to convey a feeling of home and of our place in the divine universe."
We have had to postpone the opening celebration. We are hoping for a closing celebration in the final week in the meantime do come and see gorgeous new works by Allison Tuckwell in this joyful exhibition.
In the meantime in keeping with our Covid support for our visual artists here is the exhibition online if you can't make it into the gallery. Selected works are available as prints.
A celebration of the Space Overlooked
As someone who has moved around their whole life, Williams has a fascination with the banal interstitial spaces that we move through and occupy every day. Her imagery for the most part, comprises of quiet solitary space - staircases, empty rooms, corridors and the like. These empty rooms have a haunting emptiness and anonymity about them, and yet also a familiarity. The physical process of painting is an important part of William's practise. Her works call for attention to the material surface of the picture. Each painting is made up of layers upon layers of paint, and often these layers are dragged and scraped back to reveal and conceal. This exhibition is a celebration of the space overlooked. It seeks to draw the observer into a moment. To surprise, delight and remind.
'Mimicking the body with a felt, sensed approach to our skeletal frame and draped soft skin coverings. Light, shadows, movement and gestural impressions convey the fleeting presence of our bodies.'
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