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This blog has been set up for members of EAST to post information about what is happening in the group and in their work.

A birthday treat: Two exhibitions, two countries

miscellaneousPosted by Janette Thu, January 21, 2016 09:18:05

This month's blog is from Melinda:

"Last weekend I had the good fortune to attend two different
exhibitions in two different countries both of which proved to be
informative and inspiring.

In London I went to Tate Modern to see “The World Goes Pop”.
What a brilliant title for a really thought provoking exhibition. A
must see for anyone interested in exploring the links between
art and the wider society. The 60s and 70s are the focus and
as you would expect the issues of war (and peace!), world
politics, sexual liberation and feminism are the central underlying
themes. Pop art is often referred to as a mainly North American
and British phenomena, but this exhibition includes works from
much further afield thus giving a more global take on this art
movement. Colour and form are prominent factors and so a good
inspiration “fix”. This plus a quick look in on “my” Rothkos and
the Richter pieces that I used for my final dissertation left my
senses reeling.

Then for something completely different, or so I thought.

On Sunday I visited the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv to see
“A Matter of Time : Israeli Jewelery 7”. I knew this would be an
impressive show but what I was not prepared for was the sheer
stunning beauty and variety of ideas and thoughts depicted by
the fifty eight jewellers who showed their work alongside historical
pieces. Whilst the skills and techniques were jewellery based, so
many pieces could have been translated into textiles. An informative
brief accompanied every piece (yes the words!!) and many themes
such as often considered in E.A.S.T exhibitions appeared
throughout. Nature themes, identity, recycling, the environment
and so on are familiar to us all. I was enthralled for the
second time in one weekend!

Final note - I had intended to buy the catalogue for the jewellery
exhibition to bring to show you in February but on the way to the
shop I discovered my car had been towed away! Oh well all in a
good cause…… (We are now reunited!)

I am including just a few photos to illustrate this lovely, inspiring
exhibition and if I have a chance –will go back to get the catalogue!!"



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Seasons Greetings

miscellaneousPosted by Janette Sat, December 05, 2015 18:26:41
Today EAST members held their Christmas lunch. Instead of each member writing out a batch of Christmas cards to hand round we asked everyone to bring just one. These were picked out of a bag so everyone present got a card. For some EAST members it was an opportunity to try out some seasonal creativity.



With Christmas wishes and a Happy New Year to all our followers,

Here's to a happy and creative 2016.

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From the Earth

miscellaneousPosted by Janette Tue, October 20, 2015 10:39:34

EAST member, Jenny Leslie is one of the organisers of an event celebrating ethical textile practices. From the Earth workshops are now open for booking. These workshops will run along side the From the Earth Exhibition at PS Arts Datchworth in June 2016. They are a series of workshops on advanced leaf printing, felting, silk screen printing and flour paste resist with indigo all will be with natural dyes.

Workshops are at Art Van Go and can be booked through the From the Earth web site; www.fromtheearthtextiles.co.uk.



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Eco Leaf printing

miscellaneousPosted by Janette Sun, October 11, 2015 17:51:46
When preparing new ideas it is always good to try out a few new techniques. Thanks to E.A.S.T member Jenny, some of us had a go at leaf printing on Saturday.



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Threads of Life exhibition in Cambridge

miscellaneousPosted by Janette Sat, September 19, 2015 10:14:55
Jenny Langley is an ex-member of EAST, whose new exhibition opens on 5 October in Cambridge. Her work mixes her love of textiles and science and she will be guiding a tour of the exhibition on Tuesday 20th October 2016 (no booking required).



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New Venue for 2016

Between the LinesPosted by Janette Sat, September 12, 2015 19:29:49
E.A.S.T are very pleased to announce a new venue for their Between the Lines exhibition for the summer of 2016. E.A.S.T have been invited by Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington to exhibit between Wednesday 15 June and Sunday 10 July 2016.

Full details will follow in due course. In addition there will be a tea and talk session, family workshop and full day embroidery workshop - details of which will follow in due course.



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Chelmsford 93 Group at Maldon, Essex

miscellaneousPosted by Janette Sat, August 29, 2015 10:21:12
Several E.A.S.T members are also members of the Chelmsford '93 Group and their latest exhibition has just opened in Maldon, Essex:



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New venue to be announced

Between the LinesPosted by Janette Mon, July 13, 2015 12:12:11
Between the Lines has closed at Snape, but a new venue is being planned for 2016. Plus information on our next exhibition, which E.A.S.T members are currently working towards.

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