Memory of Place [a walk in time]

Art textile exhibition responding to the place and infused with many personal memories

8 Mar - 25 Apr 2020


Organised by:
Sheila Mortlock gairlochmuseum.org
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Scottish artist in stitched textiles Sheila Mortlock takes inspiration from the land around Altgrishan and Melvaig and the personal memories the area evokes to create the work for this exhibition.

Family holidays spent in the area from a young age, and over many years, were all about feeding pet lambs, walking along the foreshore to the beach and playing rounders in the evening amongst the bog cotton. During those formative years Sheila developed a love of the flora and fauna of these areas and the ‘wildness’ of the landscape. The history of crofting and land use around Gairloch has helped inform the development of this new work which reflect Sheila’s creative interests. This body of work is a very personal response to the place and its history.

Sheila Mortlock studied printed textiles and embroidery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and taught art and textiles in Dundee F.E. College and as a self-employed C&G tutor. A member of two prestigious national art textile groups, she has exhibited widely throughout the UK and regularly tutors workshops for textile groups. Colour and texture are the continuous threads running through her work; mark making and the use of interpretive stitch to embellish the surface are features of her work which are all based on personal observation. 

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