Kaleidoscope at Rochester Art Gallery; Zara Carpenter in the Craft Case

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Photo: Kaleidoscope Collection. Ink 2013. Hand and computer generated images, digitally printed cotton sateen, 100x100cm Neil Bottle

Neil Bottle’s exquisite new Kaleidoscope series of printed textiles explores the relationship between digital textile printing and craft printing techniques and has been created especially for this solo exhibition at Rochester Art Gallery.

To find out more about this exhibition, which runs from tomorrowe, May 17th to July 14th, please visit Rochester Art Gallery & Craft case exhibitions and activities.

Craft Case

Medway based milliner Zara Carpenter, makes unique bespoke sculptural headpieces and ready-to-wear hats, using found objects. Inspired by nature, 1920s design, Dutch still life paintings, fantasy books and films, Zara’s beautiful pieces are wearable works of art.

Activities

Free Family Collage Workshops
Saturday, 29 June, 10.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30 to 3.30pm.
Join Fashion Textile students from UCA throughout the day, to create a collage inspired by the geometric patterns, colours and images used in the Kaleidoscope collection. Suitable for accompanied children aged seven years or older.

Free artist talk
Saturday, 6 July, 1 to 2.30pm
Join textile designer Neil Bottle for an informal gallery talk and exhibition tour. Find out more about how he creates his unique richly layered digital images, his inspiration, techniques and his new Kaleidoscope collection.

Advance booking is essential as places are limited. Phone 01634 338319 or email arts@medway.gov.uk

For more information about Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case please visit www.medway.gov.uk/arts phone 01634 338319 or email arts@medway.gov.uk.

Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case, Medway Visitor Information Centre, Ground Floor, 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LX.

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