By Dan Walsh in Gorey Library
A first solo exhibition by Gorey-based artist Trish Middleton using as many sustainably sourced materials as possible opened in Gorey Library tonight (Thursday) and will be available until April 27th.
The official opening was performed by Lisa Byrne, Visual Arts Manager and curator at Presentation Arts Centre in conjunction with Wexford Arts Centre, who congratulated Trish on her first solo exhibition, although she has exhibited many times as part of a group, praised the superb quality of her work and encouraged as many people as possible to drop into the library and view the exhibition.
A graduate from National College of Art and Design in 1997, Trish’s work focuses on nature and using as many raw and natural wools and yarns as is possible. These days, with so much focus on the wellbeing of our environment, she utilises as many sustainably sourced materials as possible, including sourcing raw wool, locally from farmers, and wool ends from factories while utilising handmade dyes.
Trish Middleton loves art and design. She works in a variety of mediums including oil pastels, acrylic, pencil and collage but it is her love of textiles that always draws her back in. Through dyeing, weaving, stitching, knotting and tufting, she creates not just visual pieces, but also tactile sensory experiences.
It is a lovely exhibition. All are welcome, For more details please contact Gorey Library on 053 9483820.