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Re:New Wallace #6 – Time Frame
27 May @ 11:00 am - 30 June @ 5:00 pmFree
Following the continued success of the Re:New Wallace Collection exhibitions since 2018, R-Space delivers the sixth in a series of collaborative cultural projects involving a Northern Irish artist/maker and the Wallace Collection in London with selected artist, Emma Whitehead. Inspired by the journey and time spent passing through the hands of of people over time, Emma explores the compulsion to measure time, distance, the seasons, the stars, and the need to make sense of the connections that intersect with our lives.
About the artist
Emma Whitehead is a self-taught, mixed-media visual artist specialising in innovative embroidery techniques using various materials. She re-discovered a passion for surface embroidery after exploring the possibilities of other mediums and has tested the limits of needle and thread for over 25 years. Based in County Down, she is co-director of the artist-led gallery Top Floor Art Gallery & Open Studios and runs the TFA Studio Group. In 2016 she completed the Lumen Residency in Italy, exploring the themes of light and astronomy. In 2018 she spent a week training with The British Horological Institute learning the mechanics of time and how to strip and rebuild a hunter watch piece. In 2019, she received the IDA Award from the University of Atypical for research & development of new ways of working adapted to disability. These opportunities have enabled her to delve into the themes of time, space, memory and personal history, which permeate her work.
Please note, the event is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday.