Posts tagged with ‘installation’

Allyson Mitchell, these huts are made from afghan rugs and hand made items, they just remind me of bedsheet forts that I used to make as a child.

Allyson Mitchell, these huts are made from afghan rugs and hand made items, they just remind me of bedsheet forts that I used to make as a child.

Made by Shane Waltener these doily webs are made from knicker elastic that has been crocheted and knitted to make these stretchy webs installed in location. I find the structure really fascinating to see, not your normal doily to but your biscuits on! 

By Debbie Smyth, I have been to see her work before when she was the feature artist and it is mind boggling how many nails and threads go into constructing one. The clean inner lines are great when compared to the squiggly outer edges, I love the loose threads that hang from each image. 


By Joetta Maue, the overly talented curator and artist has made this amazing piece called Waking with you, it is a mix of embroidery, appliqué and painted fabrics. The posture and the expression make it have a picture perfectness, I think most people have woken up and lay in this position just wishing they didn’t have to get up.

By Tonico Lemos Auad, I think there is something really admirable about beautiful works of art like this that are disposable and don’t last beyond the exhibit itself. They are made by patiently scratching away at the carpet to pull out this fluff that is painstakingly piled, but never stuck down, to make shapes and animals.

From Lost in Lace, just opened today in Birmingham, there are a whole selection of some very talented artists exhibited here. I couldn’t stop snapping pictures the whole time I was in there, some of the lace works are incredible. The exhibit is running until February so I think you should try to get and see it if you can! Go to the exhibit website for a full list of all exhibiting artists.

P.S. it’s free to get in which is even better.

From Lost in Lace, I have taken so many pictures of this wonderful exhibit today. So much wonderful work by dozens of very talented artists, both national and international. Such beautiful installations!

By Devorah Sperber, these are so insanely clever as functional, involving pieces of installation art, I was only really drawn to them initially as they are made from bobbins. But on closer inspection I think they are utterly fantastic, to see one in person must be magical.


By Gregory Euclide, these ideas about world building and construction have been appealing to me lately, you don’t get much better than this. I’ve seen the idea of a painting pouring from the frame before, but never anything quite so elaborate! The area of the sculpture to the left where it is being built back up is stupendous, the stilts just make it.

He has some gripping images of the construction and development of the whole thing on his Flickr, too good not to see.


By Kader Attia, this would be a wonderfully unnerving piece of work to walk around, it feels so ritualistic to me. How each figure—or vessel has some seeming character, but yet also feels hollow, really amazing. 

"In Ghost, a large installation of a group of Muslim women in prayer, Attia renders their bodies as vacant shells, empty hoods devoid of personhood or spirit. Made from tin foil - a domestic, throw away material - Attia’s figures become alien and futuristic, synthesising the abject and divine."