An exhibition of woven tapestries by
Joan Baxter, John Brennan, Amanda Gizzi and Elizabeth Radcliffe.
At: The Outer Room, Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Dates: 23 June – 20 July 2018
Baxter, Brennan, Gizzi and Radcliffe are contemporary tapestry artists. All four are graduates of the Tapestry Department at Edinburgh College of Art and between them they have over 150 years of skill and experience. This long term commitment is evident in the body of work presented.
They have exhibited together as a quartet, as solo artists and in many group shows both in the UK and internationally. This year they have put together an exhibition tour that opens at Hopetoun House near Edinburgh, then travels to Lincoln and finishes at Rozelle House in Ayr.
The first venue, Hopetoun House, has a fine collection of historic tapestries and a conservation centre so it seems logical to introduce visitors to what is being done now by contemporary artists using the ancient technique of woven tapestry.
The exhibition will showcase four very different approaches to tapestry, The artists, working mostly alone over the years, have each developed their own tapestry language. However although very different in scale and content, the tapestries all hang together harmoniously.
One of the artists will be weaving in the gallery during opening hours and will be very happy to discuss the work, demonstrate and explain.
‘Great to see tapestry still being produced so expertly…..really impressive’
‘Interesting combination of styles and inspiration’
Visitor comments ‘Four Voices’, Peebles 2012