Monday, 28 March 2011

Shepherds Dene

Have been hanging work all day within rooms at Shepherds Dene, a retreat house near Riding Mill. Shepherds Dene was built in 1906 and is an outstanding example of the Arts and Crafts movement, using high quality natural materials, which have stood the test of time. It is surrounded by 20 acres of gardens and grounds with lots of woodland and a walled garden.
The exhibition brings together the work of myself, Jane Veitch, Teresa Toms, Cathy Duncan, Kim Lewis, Penny Cuthbert and Jenny Mathers. We form the "Overlap Group" and meet every 6 weeks or so to crit each others' work. We each have a room or section of the house showcasing our work. The house is not normally open to the public though many people pass through it every day as it provides residential and day courses. We will be having an open afternoon and evening in May and June when you will be able to gain access to this wonderful house and garden and have a look at our work. I will post information at a later date.

Entrance to house

Looking out of the window from the Terrace Room where my work is hung.

On the Terrace

Many comfortable chairs and quiet places to sit all around the house

Lush William Morris carpeting

and original Arts and Crafts wallpapers

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