Women wanted for new art project

Thelma Hulbert Gallery to celebrate the town’s lace making history.

The search is on to find women to take part in a project at Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery celebrating the town’s lace making heritage.

‘Net Curtains’ is a special project aimed at bringing local women together to create an art installation that will inhabit the whole gallery.

Artist Andrea Stokes has been invited to create the installation as part of the exhibition ‘intoLACE’.

It will be a drawing that appears to fill the whole building and engages with the house and its histories, incorporating designs from traditional Honiton Lace – a craft the town is renowned for since the 17th century.

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The installation will cover the inside of every window in the gallery and will be visible from inside and out.

The drawing will create the illusion of ‘net curtains’ in all the windows of the house with one continuous line/thread that travels and weaves over the entire space.

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A team of 24 local women will transfer the design onto the windows during a two-day event.

Each participant will be paid £250 for taking part.

All women over 18 are welcome to apply - priority will be given to women who live in the East Devon district.

The dates for the project are 4 and 5 September 2013.

To take part you must be available on both of these days and be happy to be photographed during the event.

Selection will be by application form and short informal interviews. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Wednesday, July 24, and interviews will take place on Monday, July 29.

The completed drawing will form a major part of the exhibition ‘intoLACE’ at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

‘intoLACE’ runs from September 14 until November 2 in partnership with Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

For more information or an application form send a stamped address envelop to Net Curtains, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX. Alternatively call 01404 45006 or email info@thelmahulbert.com

This project is being supported by Arts Council England, Thelma Hulbert Gallery and Kingston University.

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