If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a colourful surprise as Lillie transforms for new show

Friday, 12 July, 2019


Cllr and staff at wall of collection of quiltsAn evocative collection of quilts has transformed Milngavie’s Lillie art gallery as part of a new exhibition entitled A Walk in the Woods.

Gallery walls are now a riot of colour and texture as almost 80 intricately designed quilts have been installed as part of the latest exhibition which opens on Saturday 13 July.

The exhibition includes pieces from several collections inspired by the natural world including “Leaves” “Trees” “Song of the Clyde” and “Pattern in the Environment”. The stunning centrepiece is a group of 12 quilt panels suspended from the ceiling in the middle of the gallery to create an installation representing “A Walk in the Woods”.

There are also exhibits from collections entitled “Turnings and Castings” which takes inspiration from our industrial past and from the built environment, a project called “Sayings” and the latest collection entitled “Star Struck”.

The exhibition is the work of Turning Point Art Textiles, formed when a group of former textile design students decided to work together to produce quilt collections on a common theme. The eight artists come from a variety of different backgrounds and are based across central Scotland. The group has exhibited work across the UK and Europe.

Sandy Marshall, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust, said, “We are delighted to welcome this evocative exhibition to the Lillie art gallery. The idea behind the nature-inspired central installation is to reflect our current concerns about the environment and to remind us of the fragility of nature’s beauty and it works beautifully. I would encourage everyone to come along and appreciate the work for themselves.”

quiltsCouncillor Susan Murray, Vice Convener of East Dunbartonshire Council's Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said “This summer sees a wealth of cultural events taking place in venues across East Dunbartonshire and this is definitely a highlight. Having seen the work up close, the artistry and skill involved is incredible and well worth closer inspection.”

A Walk in the Woods runs at the Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, from Saturday 13 July until Thursday 8 August. Opening hours are Tues – Sat, 10am -1pm and 2-5pm. Call 0141 956 5536 for more information.


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