At the end of October I went to London to see the Prism exhibition ‘Another View’ this was first shown at the RSBA inBirmingham then in London at Hoxton Arches.
This was a very interesting exhibition as usual, many members of Prism took part exploring “different ways of looking, seeing and understanding; a chance to visualise the complexities and possibilities of people, places, events and the world we live in”. It was very interesting to see how members had interpreted their ideas from the title into textile.
I thought Jo Coombes’ work was really outstanding exploring human motives, both for individuals and nation states when values diverge and beliefs become irreconcilable. I was also drawn to Dee Thomas’s ‘Underfoot, showing the many small items on a beach which are trampled underfoot when out walking. Paulene Cattle’s work which showed, in black and red felt pieces, her impression of an unused and dilapidated post box. Dorothy Tucker’s mixed media landscapes showed a lovely mix of digital printing, paint and stitch while Jackie Langfeld’s decorated teaspoons were a delight.
Many pieces showed a wonderful interpretation of ideas, others were beautifully worked, so in all a great exhibition that was well worth the trek up to London.