Label Gallery

Collection of clothing labels since 1998.

My work with clothing labels began as a result of dissecting rag garments during site-specific research. It led to the on-going collection of labels as a source of materials from which I produce images and sometimes-sculptural objects. 10,000 of these labels are presented in Sunday Best, a 3 metre x 3 metre royal gown that continues to be exhibited nationally, and may be available on request. 

I store these found clothing labels in shoeboxes sorted by colour, size, woven, printed, overs and personalised names. The labels offer a glimpse of high street clothiers and outlets, many of the woven labels being replaced with a cheaper printed alternative. My collection is in the process of being photographed and will be available to view on my website soon.

#artfrompeoplesgarments

#artfrompeoplesgarments

POP UP WINDOWS

Part of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios #NNOS19 25th May – 9th June 2019
Three windows exhibiting art made from 1000’s of clothing labels including Jane Austen portrait and Savile Row’s Merino Sheep at Wells-next-the-Sea. 

Three windows including: -

VENUE 1: Parker & Gillam Optician, 4-6 Shirehall Plain, Holt, NR25 6HT.
VENUE 2: Crabpot Books, High Street, Cley-next-the-Sea, NR25 7RN.
VENUE 3: Nomad & the Bowerbird, 19 Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AG.

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Norwich Central Taster Exhibition 2019

The central taster exhibition for Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios is at the Forum in Norwich NR2 1BH. The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday 30 April to Sunday 5 May. I will be showing my ever popular Red Cow (Limited Edition Giclee Print) the original is made from red clothing labels which took five years to collect. The Ayrshire is both practical and pretty, with her smart red-and-white coat and world-quality milk. #NNOS19

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Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2019

Wells-next-the-Sea ART TRAIL

Dates 25, 26, 27 May, 1 & 2 June, 8 & 9 June. Also days in the week but check individual opening times.

Artists Joy PittsHazel AshleyCatherine Laura WardToby Newman click names to expand

  • Raffle ticket opportunity to win a limited edition print when you collect your trail map from Joy Pitts Studio, 12 High Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1EP.

Details From a quaint studio on East Quay to an old shop front and private studios, this trail offers traditional painting, printmaking, and contemporary textile art. Trail cuts through the town including Wells harbour and shops, approx. 1 mile on foot. #NNOS19

Contact 07899 792314

Get Involved

On Saturday 13th April 2019 Sue Ryder Vintage & Retro, Nottingham have invited me to unpick labels from rag garments and I need your help. Please drop by the shop at 30-32 Goosegate, Nottingham NG1 1FF from 10:30am to join the event, all are welcome and unpickers will be provided.

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INVITATION

THiNK in NG Spring Open Exhibition
Great to see my work exhibited locally in the centre of Nottingham. The exhibition is open to all so please pop by if you are passing and vote for your favourites. Open Exhibition 28th March - 12 May open for viewing Friday 12:30 - 6pm, Saturday 12:30 - 5pm, Sunday 12:30 - 4pm. Cobden Chambers, off Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED. Preview event 28th March 4:30 - 8pm.

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Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery Open 2019

My still life study titled Mums has been selected for the Open Exhibition at Vivacity, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF.

600 entries were shortlisted to 100, and my piece was awarded third prize.

The preview event is on the 28 March 2019, 6pm – 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

@VivacityArts

@VivacityArts

Tractors

I have been travelling a lot on the A17 recently, and noticed many characterful tractors going about their daily work such as pulling, pushing, tilling, harrowing, or planting. It gave me the inspiration to assemble these two canvases incorporating a small selection of labels from work overalls and animals in the farming landscape, 30 x 30 cm.