Members of the group Fabrications send our friends and regular visitors our sincere best wishes for safe keeping and well at this difficult time. Sadly our forthcoming exhibition has been closed due to the current lock-down to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Instead we are showing images from our most recent exhibition Transition.

The title/theme allowed the members to reflect on its meaning and to interpret it in their chosen medium.

Sheila Jolly has drawn inspiration from the passage of light over land and sea when walking in the Surrey Hills and along the Jurassic Coast. Elements of this transition are shown in the fragments of fused glass and broken china in her mosaics.

Kate Davis has been inspired by the way in which certain complementary colours react to each other, producing an intense glow and after image. She has used hand dyed and printed fabrics combined with collage, reverse applique and stitch.

Elizabeth Ashurst recently visited the Baltic ports of St Petersburg and Gdansk and has worked with paper collage and paint to convey the global transition of goods.

Joan Matthews has been attracted to the exotic Hibiscus plant and has transposed her drawings into embroidery using layers of fabric and hand stitching.

Sandra Hurll has used her observations of indigenous Australian birds in suburban Sydney gardens. Her stitched paper wall-hanging illustrates a page from an antique ornithological study guide and has provided inspiration for new artwork using paint, applique and stitch.

Elaine Thompson used her life drawing experience to develop figures in light and shade, using printed pencil and ink drawing images, which were further enhanced with free machining.


Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre is run by Riverhouse Barn Ltd, a limited company wholly owned by Walton-On-Thames Community Arts Trust  (Charity number 292178)