Extended- Fusion Textile Artists

Return of the Fusion Textile Artists


We regret that due to Covid restrictions this exhibition can only be viewed online. You may, however contact us if you wish to purchase any of the beautiful work on show.

Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery welcomes Fusion Textile Artists with their new exhibition ‘Extended’ from 4 November to 31 January 2021.  Visitors will find a range of beautiful, thought provoking, inspirational pieces of textile art created with great skill and imagination by a group of north east artists each with their own very distinctive style. 

 Jean Humphrys, Chair of Trustees, said ‘we are so lucky to have such amazingly talented textile artists in the North East who are keen to exhibit their works to visitors in our Gallery space.  This is our third exhibition since we reopened and it really enhances the experience of visitors to Bailiffgate and to the Castle Quarter of Alnwick’.

 Through the works exhibited, the artists have focused on a diverse range of subjects: environmental issues; recycling; war; identity; the beauty of wildflowers that some call weeds; and a love of gardening.   The artists use recycled fabrics, found objects, repurposed books, ceramics and a variety of techniques to create pieces exploring the past, present and future.  One of the artists explores how letter writing has taken a back seat in a world of instant communication which can intrude on daily life.  Her work celebrates a time when words were more considered and life was at a slower pace.


Di Pickering of Fusion Textile Artists said ‘we are delighted to be able to exhibit again and are looking forward to coming to this lovely former church which sets off our pieces so beautifully.  Expect a stimulating variety of creative, beautiful, intriguing, contemporary textile art’.

The exhibition runs from 4th November to 31st January 2021.  Bailiffgate is closed from 14 December to 4 January. 

The artists exhibiting are:  Deb Cooper, Di Pickering, Donna Cheshire, Jane Rodgers, Jill Paterson, Jill Paterson’s, Joy Hall, Kate Slaughter, Kathleen Thompson, Melita Butterell and Victoria MacLeod.

Please contact us for a price list and details of all the pieces in the exhibition.


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