I managed to fit in a visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery this week to see the Lost in Lace exhibition before it ends on 19 February. I am so pleased I did as I thought the exhibition was wonderful. I appreciate the intricacies of traditional lace making but to see the structure of lace on a large scale, as so many of the artists had interpreted the theme, was breathtaking.
I managed to take some flash free images of some of the exhibits to share with you here.
After the Dream, Chiharu Shiota
Lace the final frontier, Michael Brennand-Wood (detail)
|Moucharabieh Jardin de lit, lit de jardin, Annie Bascoul|
|Lacing Space , Piper Shepherd (detail)|
|The latticed eye of memory, Liz Nilsson (detail)|
As a reminder of traditional lace, this detail is of Point de Gaze lace owned by Mrs W A Cadbury and now part of the museum collection. It was this lace that inspired Piper Shepherd to make Lacing Space (above).