The Joy of Colour

A New Exhibition by Eta Ingham Lawrie


Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery is pleased to exhibit The Joy of Colour by Eta Ingham Lawrie from the 10th Nov-10th Dec 2023 and 9th Jan to 4th Feb 2024.

The exhibition is curated by textile artist Eta Ingham Lawrie who was born in Offenbach am Main, Germany and while still at school started helping in her mothers’ tapestry studio in Offenbach.  

Eta attended the Royal College of Art in London in the 1960’s, and over the years has been giving courses in weaving and natural dyeing nationally. She has taken part in many group exhibitions both in the British Isles and overseas, and has in excess of forty solo exhibitions.  Eta’s work has gone to private and public buildings and collections in Britain and internationally.

Eta Ingham Lawrie is a remarkable artist who over more than six decades has brought light, warmth and colour into people’s lives – whether by working on a small scale producing a range of textile pieces for individuals, or by creating magnificent large scale hangings for public buildings and private collectors.  Her work is said to be “both intensely bold and extraordinarily subtle”.  

The inspiration for Eta’s woven wall-hangings comes from the ever-changing light over land and sea, and on which she bases her creations, using hand dyed fleece and wool, and many other natural materials.  She also incorporates natural found objects such as stone, shell, and wood into her weavings.

Jean Humphrys, Chair at Bailiffgate says “We love having Eta’s exhibition in our gallery at Bailiffgate. Her work turns the space into a wonderful kaleidoscope of colour and light, ever changing throughout the day.  Somehow, Eta manages to create strong sculptural images from the most delicate of materials making each wall hanging beguiling and inspiring.”

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eta and hanging

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