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Bottesford art exhibition is inspired by Belvoir Angels




Belvoir Angels in textiles, paper and text is an exhibition of new work by Vanessa Stone and PollyWhistle at Bottesford's Kooroon Gallery this weekend.

Kooroon Gallery takes over The Old Sorting House in Bottesford at the start of each month and October’s offering focuses on a selection of brand new interpretations of the local mystery emblem, the Belvoir Angel.

Taking place on Friday (October 4), 2pm to 6pm, and Saturday, 10am to 5pm, the exhibition is of work by Vanessa Stone and PollyWhistle, who have taken inspiration from the Belvoir Angels found in churchyards throughout the Vale of Belvoir and its surroundings areas.

'Blue Angel' by Vanessa Stone. (18092217)
'Blue Angel' by Vanessa Stone. (18092217)

Thought to be unique in this region, although with possible links to similar ones in America, these particular motives have formed the inspiration for new textile, paper cut, applique, embroidery and folk tale art pieces.

Vanessa Stone is possibly best known for her paper cut work but actually has a background in textiles and design. For this exhibition she has revisited her textile roots as well as experimenting with scale in paper cut, going from tiny to extremely large to interpret the Angels.

PollyWhistle artist Jane Millum has incorporated story-based art dolls and appliqué approaches in her interpretations, but also some more intricate needlework through embroidery and English paper piecing in silk.

Both artists will be exhibiting other work too and will be on hand to discuss the project and talk through sketchbooks and prototypes.

In addition, Jane will be running a Belvoir angels textile sign sewing workshop, from 10am to 1pm, and vanessa a Folky Stencilled Fabric Workshop, from 2pm to 5pm, on the Saturday.

Entry is free and there will be teas and coffees for visitors.

For more information and bookings visit www.theoldsortinghouse.com


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