Monday, 2 June 2014

Coded : Decoded

Prism at the Mall Galleries

Diana Barrett
Silver Linings : Moving On

I was lucky enough to meet Gina on Friday
who was stewarding and exhibiting
at the Mall Galleries on the Mall,
just underneath my office building.

Judith Hammond
Helen and Douglas House Dress

Prism is a premier group of contemporary embroiderers
and the standard of exhibits is very high.
with innovative materials and techniques
on display throughout the gallery.

Consuelo Simpson
Hidden Histories: Fences and Hedges

There was a lovely atmosphere while I was there,
a hum of enthusiasm and intense concentration.
Ladies peering at details very closely
and making sketches in their project books.

Nithikul Nimkimrat
The White Light

I had the Curator's Guided Tour
with Gina explaining about dissolvable this and mesh that
until my image of embroidery hoops
had vanished into yesterday's news.

Jacqui  Parkinson
In Memory

Afterwards we sat on stripey deckchairs in St James's Park
and told each other about the things that had happened
since we last met. We could have talked all afternoon
but Gina had to be back on duty so it was speed-chat.

Beverly Ayling-Smith

I have met so many talented people through blogging...
jewellers, quilters, knitters and crocheters;
gardeners, cooks, writers and photographers.
It is always a privilege to meet them
but it is unusual to get a chance see their work.

Alice Fox
A Language of  Leaves : Narratives

Here are Gina's masks, portraying the complexities
of human emotion and expression
and the challenges that autistic people
must overcome to decode the people around them
and respond appropriately.

Gina Ferrrari
Mixed Emotions I and II

It was so lovely to see you Gina...
looking forward to next year already!

PS : I apologise for the poor quality photos,
I only had my phone camera with me
and it does not work well at low light levels.


  1. Ooooh! I love all of it!

  2. AnonymousJune 02, 2014

    So beautiful. Cath

  3. Very interesting to see this and so great that this work is considered art and that it is displayed in such a prestigious venue. xx

  4. Thank you Alice for such a beautiful post. It was a pleasure to catch up with you again after so long. I just wish we could have lingered.

  5. Lucky you - a private Gina tour!

  6. AnonymousJune 02, 2014

    Really -- wow!


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