Love Arts Festival Launch

Celebrate the launch of Love Arts 2018 at the opening of the Highlights exhibition in St John’s Centre

Touchpoints – Nigel Wood

INSTALLATION, NATURE, SCULPTURE At the heart of Nigel’s work is an association between the life experiences of everyday people and those of his raw materials – driftwood, rusted metal, plastic, unwanted and neglected, often broken stuff. Conception, creation, growth, decline, death… the ups, the downs, the smiles, the scrapes… Beyond which he believes there is an unbreakable beauty, grace and glory in …

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Girls Who Eat Their Feelings – Hayley Mills-Styles

TEXTILES, FOOD, SCULPTURE Girls Who Eat Their Feelings explores Hayley’s relationship with food and mental health. The exhibition will showcase a series of textile drawings and sculptures in response to her personal struggles with emotional overeating. As part of the exhibition there will be two free drop in textile workshops where participants can learn to make their own felt food. The …

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Sidetracked – Conrad Cookson

PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, BEAUTY A series of photographs that look for beauty in unexpected places. Conrad Cookson takes found objects and discarded items and turns them into something new. His photographs transform humdrum things into beautiful, sculptural formations. Some are spontaneous, some are planned. All are bold, interesting and defy explanation. This is Conrad’s first solo exhibition. You can also see one of Conrad’s …

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