Hemmed In Exhibition
The Hemmed in Exhibition has been hosted by MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. The exhibition was co-curated by Cheryl Montgomery, Chair of the Milton Keynes Embroiderer’s Guild and Jamie Chalmers aka Mr X-Stitch.
About the Exhibition
The Cube Gallery featured works of national and historical significance from the Embroiderer’s Guild National Collection. This included work by recognised practitioners from the mid-twentieth century such as Beryl Dean alongside more recent works by Alice Kettle.
The Middle Gallery featured work by local craftspeople from the MK Embroiderer’s Guild. Each year the Chair of the guild sets a challenge for it’s members. This year members were challenged to create a representation of Milton Keynes in 8 inches square. These panels were exhibited in the Middle Gallery alongside selected other works by members of the Milton Keynes Embroiderer’s Guild.
The work exhibited in the Long Gallery was selected by Jaime Chalmers. This included a large selection of contemporary work that pushes the boundaries of embroidery both in scale and content. One of my own unicorn porn embroideries, Circle of Life (Black), was exhibited alongside large tapestries by Erin Riley, Sarah Greaves’ embroidered bath tub and Erin Endicott’s Healing Sutras.
The exhibition finishes on Sunday 6 January 2013. You can view some more photos from the exhibition open evening on the MK Gallery website here.