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The Life of Objects Exhibition




6 March – 18 April 2020 | PRINT | FOYER WALLS

The life of objects explores the processes of print on abandoned and forgotten materials giving them new life. Handkerchiefs may have lost their currency as an essential everyday object; but with today's trend of re-pair and reuse a bag full of hankies, little hemmed squares dyed with hue from yesteryear did not pass me by. I have dozens and dozens of them and they are not precious to me, they have become the anchors for doodles and playful design. The screen ink I use sinks deep into their fibres and the residual marks on their reverse is intriguing, the image is disrupted and a feather like trace emerges. This contemplative mark making process leads to different outcomes both as framed and sculptural works.

The common connection for this collection is memory, materialism history and the onetime consuming labour of craft-not at least the folding of hankies the once norm for every day.

Maybethe life of objectsis not about recycling its more about re-loving.


Sat 14 March | 10.00am – 4.00pm | £22.00 | Market Place Theatre

Take this opportunity to spend a day in spring with textile artist Lucy Turner creating a bespoke hand printed string of bunting using vintage hankies and ribbon.You will paper cut images and screen print a repeat pattern to paint, stencil or embellish. This 2m string of bunting can decorate a room, an outdoor spring party or be gifted to someone for a special occasion.

Suitable for beginners no sewing required

For Inspiration Lucy will take participants on a short tour of her current exhibitionThe Life of Objectsat the Market Place Theatre which includes beautiful hand printed linen works in frames and printed designs on vintage hankies. Please see exhibition section to find out more about Lucy Turners new exhibition.

Max No: 12 | Suitable for 16+ | Tutor: Lucy Turner – Hand Printed Irish Linen

Where: The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre
Market Street
Co. Armagh
BT61 7BW