The building is impressive and, at first sight, might not seem like an appropriate venue for small scale works. However, with the clever use of lighting and screens that problem was successfully overcome.
It was wonderful to meet and see the work of 76 artists with not a trader in sight!
The textiles of Gill Banks were striking, particularly her monochrome and discharged pieces, one of my favourite colour palettes.
I also loved the work of Liz Emery, a felt artist, and had to bring home with me one of her highly atmospheric cards.
Sue Lancaster's spring-like hand dyed and printed fabrics were made into lovely quilts and cushions - very moreish!
....And many other artists whose work I found inspiring. When I returned home I felt as though I had had an injection of creativity. So, watch this blog for an update!