As part of the In Place exhibition held at Farfield Mill was several pieces of work by the textile artist Mary Sleigh. The mixed media collages (above and below) combine maps, feathers, stamps, paint, fabric and stitches to create connections between materials and a sense of place.
All created by hand, Mary is passionate about craft and textile heritage and is a member of the Embroiders Guild.
Mary enjoys the industrious process of creating work, investigating materials and ways of working. By combining fabric, paper, stitched surfaces with unexpected objects, her work invites viewers to respond in their own way.
‘Every acquisition, whether crucial or trivial, marks an unrepeatable conjuncture of subject, found object, place and moment.’ Roger Cardinal, The Cultures of Collecting