New textile exhibition ‘touches down’ at Nuneaton Museum’s Landing Gallery

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 30 October 2023

A NEW exhibition has opened at Nuneaton and Museum Art Gallery in Riversley Park – and will be displayed through to next March, giving visitors plenty of time to see it.

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery (Image: Mason Moore)

The exhibition, named ‘Different But The Same’ features work from the East Midlands-based Jeudis group, who formed over 18 years ago, and “aim to inspire each other to develop their skills, and practice textile works of art”.

It officially launched last Saturday (28 October), and will be displayed all through the winter months, through to Sunday, 24 March.

In a statement seen by the Hinckley Free Press, a spokesperson for Nuneaton and Bedworth borough council said: “As with all of Jeudis’s exhibitions, visitors will be amazed at just how many ways textiles can be used to create works of art.”

The exhibiting members for the display include Catherine Ball, Hazel Brewer, Wendy E. Williams, Gill Green, Elaine Winterton, Sue Glasper, and Sue Lewis.

They have been inspired by diverse themes, such as the formation of coal, landscape, flower, and dry-stone walling, and using a ‘mixture of techniques’ and stitching. In addition, they use a range of materials, such as leather, silk, and organza.

Many of the works are up for sale, with prices ranging from £45 a piece.

Coun. Sue Markham, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said: “We are delighted to introduce this creative exhibition and display all the wonderful items at the museum. There will be a wide variety of pieces on show, and there should be something for everyone to come along and appreciate until March next year.’’

Admission is free, meaning any Riversley Park park-goers can head into the museum and pay a visit, but it has been noted that the museum have swapped to their winter hours from today (Monday, 30 October).

The Museum’s opening hours can be found through a portal on the council website.

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