A few months back I was approached about an exciting opportunity, but it was only this week that things were finalised and I'm pleased to say I have accepted the offer.
I am one of the latest recruits to the Textile Group:
The group has been in existence for over 10 years, and I've known of them for most of that time, knowing many of the Members via various other organisations. So I have seen their exhibitions over the years. They meet in what I call Metropolitan Essex, ie inside the M25 - luckily no passport needed to get in!
I am joining the group at an exciting time for them, as they are collaborating with a similar group of Canadian artists on an exhibition to be shown both here in the UK and in Canada. So I will need to plunge in running, as I have several other commitments already in the diary.
I am expecting this opportunity to take me in new directions - in terms of artistic practice, types of work, themes, the challenge of working with others, and the physical new direction of just travelling to an area I'd otherwise visit rarely. Boundaries to be expanded in all ways, much to be gained for me personally I believe - and I hope I make a good contribution to Material Girls.
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of the Group - time for Happy Dancing!!