Tuesday, October 23

The Dying of the Sun - a meditation on fire

After the months of preparation and hard work, it's hard to believe that the exhibition has now been and gone. 

And I have to say, I'm quite missing it!

I really loved being a gallery assistant for the nine days of the exhibition.  It was a privilege to go to work each day at The Barn Gallery, surrounded by more felt than I have ever seen in the one room at the same time. 

I also enjoyed the opportunity to talk about felt with the folk who came to view the exhibition - from people who had never encountered felt before to fellow feltmakers, each conversation was a joy.

There are lots of heartfelt thanks due ...

... to George, Muriel and all of the folk at The Bield, for your friendly welcome, your support and assistance
... to Ian at RBST for the display material
... to the BWMB for their display material
... to all of the artists who took the time to create such wonderful work
... to everyone who took the time to visit the exhibition, it was lovely to meet each and every one of you

but most of all ...
... to Morgan and Mum, for putting up with me as I got increasingly stressed, for being there to support me at the opening and helping me to 'man' the gallery.

If you didn't get a chance to visit the exhibition, here's a few photos so that you can enjoy the exhibition online.

The full set of images are also on the exhibition website: http://www.thedyingofthesun.com/p/about-us_26.html and also facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151280011469179.522778.629689178&type=1&l=b3041fd1cb

Happy viewing :)


Aine - Mattie van den Heuvel


And the Sun Turned to Darkness - Laura Guida


As the Sun Dies Out - Pat Moore


Burned by the Dying Sun - Veronika Ivanov


Caora Creag i - Morgan Downie and Tracy Markey


Caora Creag ii - Morgan Downie and Tracy Markey


Caora Creag iii - Morgan Downie and Tracy Markey


Caora Creag iv - Morgan Downie and Tracy Markey


Caora Creag v - Morgan Downie and Tracy Markey


Carry the Sun (the light inside) - Yvette Williams Elliott


Cygnus - Jane Mercer


The Daily Event - Lyn Griffiths


Duelling Dragons - Katharine Huggett


Dying of the Sun - Angela Barrow


Eclipse Meditation - Veronika Ivanov


Equinox - Angela Barrow


Evening Embers - Mich Nouquet


Fafnir's Garb - Tracy Markey


Falling into Autumn - Tracy Markey


Fiery Delight - Linda Thomson


Fire Web - Angela Barrow


fire work - Morgan Downie


Flame Garden - Angela Barrow


Flame On - Katharine Huggett


Flamebird I: White Heat - Joss Wrigg


Flamebird II: Ember - Joss Wrigg


Flamebird III: Warm Glow - Joss Wrigg


Flaming Jacket - Katharine Huggett


Flight of the Phoenix - Angela Barrow


Helios - Tracy Markey


Lifeless Sun - Pat Moore


Mi Fuego - Andrea Bustelo


Nick's Little Helpers - Mich Nouquet


The Pelican - Jane Mercer


Pringle's Bothy - Nic Glennie


Risen - Angela Barrow


Rising - Angela Barrow


Samhain's Heat - Angela Barrow


Sol - Jackie Lunn


Sun Masks series: #1; Sun Masks series: #2 - Elena Ulyanova


Sundown - Mich Nouquet


Sunset on Orkney - Katharine Huggett


Sunset Tree - Angela Barrow


Sunset Wrap - Lyn Griffiths


Taiga, Cloudberry - Shannon M Welsh


Taiga, Fireweed - Shannon M Welsh


Taiga, Lightning - Shannon M Welsh


Volcano, fascinator - Tessa Mendez


Volcano, asymmetric top and shawl - Tessa Mendez


Warmth of the Sun - Angela Barrow


We are all Ancient - Penny Dixon


We are Stardust - Penny Dixon


Whitby, Christmas Day - Alex Fraser


Sheep and Wool Information Display


Display of the local fleeces used to create Caora Creag - Bowmont, Scottish Blackface, Shetland, Zwartbles, Ryeland and Hebridean, showing raw fleece; scoured fleece; carded fibres; felted sample.


Visitor book, leaflets, 'meet the artists' book, magazines and books


Fleece and fibre display - Herdwick, Portland and Alpaca


Rare breeds information display


Gallery View i


Gallery View ii


Gallery View iii


Gallery View iv


Gallery View v


Gallery View vi
 


'Land of Felt and Camels' film, by kind permission of Jeanette Sendler

3 comments:

Hawthorn said...

Wow - so so much felted goodness - fantastic photos, would loved to have seen it, Well done

FeltersJourney said...

Congratulations Tracy! I am happy to hear that it went well :) Wish I could of come up to visit, it looks amazing! Lots of beautiful and insightful pieces.. And I love the informative displays that you had! Very cool having the film showing too.
Well done - Your hard work really paid off! xx

Tracy Markey said...

Thanks Kate and Deborah for your lovely feedback :)x