Leah Stuart’s ‘fabulous’ fabric character exhibition being held in Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 26 September 2021

AN EXHIBITION featuring ‘fabulous’ fabric characters created by creative textile artist Leah Stuart has started at Nuneaton’s Museum and Art Gallery in Riversley Park.

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery (Image: Mason Moore)

The exhibition started yesterday (Saturday 25 September) and will stay in the Art Gallery until 20 November.

Stuart made her return to the Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery this week, following her successful debut back in 2019 – and this years’ solo exhibition takes intrigue from the fairy tales that inspired some of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Visitors are able to pay a visit and marvel at the ‘delightful results’ of Stuart’s new ambitious exhibition which features over a dozen 3D fabric characters intricate textile figures furnished in dramatic costumes, wigs and masks.

Leah has brought folklore and fairy tale characters to centre-stage as a part of the exhibition, such as the original tragic tale of Pyramus and Thisbe.

There is a collection of framed freestyle machine-embroidered pieces retelling the stories of the characters.

Coun. Kyle Evans (Con, Slough), the Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said: “Everyone can relate to a well told story with its drama, pathos, humour and tragedy.

“This hugely creative exhibition by Leah Stuart will have a very broad appeal and a wonderful showcase for the art of both the storyteller and accomplished textile artist.”

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