Friday, March 4, 2016

The Bridge

Manipulated photographic image, machine embroidery and padded applique. When I first visited Blenheim Palace years ago, it was the Bridge, set in Capability Brown's landscape, which first caught my eye. By Pauline Johnson.

The Bridge by Pauline Johnson

The Bridge, detail

2016 is the 300th anniversary of 'Capability' Brown's birth and to commemorate the occassion the Embroiderers' Guild will be joining a nationwide celebration.

Blenheim Palace is one of the finest examples of Brown's work. As part of a range of activies to clebrate the life and works of 'Capability' Brown the Palace is hosting an exhibition in partnership with the Embroiderers' Guild and a local art group.

Members of Newbury, Oxford, Windsor and Maidonhead, and Wokingham branches together with the Young Embroiderers of Oxford Branch have contributed nearly 100 unique and specially created art works for this exhibition.

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