A completely new body of work by renowned Scottish textile artist Jane Hunter will go on show this Saturday, 28 July.
The exhibition is inspired by the geology, landscape and seascape of Argyll’s Secret Coast, where the Tighnabruaich Gallery is located.
Jane is inspired by landscape, geology, maps and data. She predominantly works with cloth and threads, along with techniques of applique and embroidery, to create artworks which present the physical, human and political landscape from a completely new perspective.
In 2017 Tighnabruaich Gallery invited Jane to spend time on Argyll’s Secret Coast to research the landscape and coastline in order to create a completely new body of work.
Hush is the beautiful and visually stunning outcome of that year’s work.
Jane said: ‘With Hush my intention was to explore how aspects of the landscape had been formed.
‘From ancient earth movements and the geological building blocks, to the sculpting of the rocks by water, wind and ice. How has this resulted in, or dictated, the land being used? What are the human forces that are changing or conserving aspects of the place?
‘I hope Hush encourages the audience to connect with the physical place, and, ultimately, feel a deeper understanding and connection with this breath-taking landscape.’
Argyll’s Secret Coast, on the Cowal Peninsula, sits just on the north side of the Highland Boundary Fault. It is a mountainous area with deep sea lochs and glaciated valleys, making it a beautiful and perfect location for sailing.
Tighnabruaich Gallery sits at the heart of the seaside village of Tighnabruaich, two hours west of Glasgow.
Long established as one of the finest galleries in the west, Tighnabruaich Gallery www.tiggallery.com endeavours to bring dynamic and engaging works to rural Scotland alongside contemporary art and crafts from a range of established and emerging talents.
The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am–4pm, and Saturday from 10am–5pm. It is closed on Tuesdays.