Woman Awakening at the Oxmarket Gallery

What, two posts in two days I hear you say! Don’t panic I won’t make a habit of it but I totally forgot to tell you about the “Awakenings” exhibition (I blame those head bees again!) that opens today at the lovely Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester and is on until 12 April. So while you are visiting Pallant House for the Leon Underwood exhibition that I alluded to yesterday you can pop across to the Oxmarket to catch this one.  Definitely a good excuse to visit the historic city of Chi.

For this open exhibition applicants were asked to consider the theme of Awakenings: “To awaken is to become aware of new life, perhaps new vistas in new light, new possibilities of trysts and romance, or new ways of looking and seeing the familiar”. My submission, entitled “Woman (Awakening 1)” explores the defined stages in a female’s life when she awakens, comes into existence, and is reborn as a Woman. Read into this artspeak what you will but be warned that I was making this whilst listening to the De Vinci Code on audio book!

Sadly I missed the Private View last night due to work commitments but this is the photo posted by the Oxmarket of the exhibition before the masses arrived.


Awakenings exhibition (photo credit Oxmarket Gallery)

And my submission:

"Woman Awakening by Nicky Barfoot"

Woman (Awakening 1) by Nicky Barfoot. Hand knitted textile in natural yarns.

with detail

"detail of Woman Awakening by Nicky Barfoot"

Woman (Awakening 1) by Nicky Barfoot, detail

It looks like the Oxmarket, as usual, have done a lovely job, and I am looking forward to a visit. Hope some of you can make it.  Let me know what you think.


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