Art lovers will enjoy the innovative new textile exhibition by artist Debbie Smyth, a textile artist from Cheltenham. Her beautifully contemporary work involves the creation of art using a network of threads stretched between pins. She is very much influenced by architecture and this exhibition is based on inspiration drawn from sketches and photographs taken during two recent trips to the city.
Debbie’s work is described as both complex and deeply fascinating. Her striking images draw the spectator into the images with their confusing matrix of lines. She uses landscapes and figures in motion to create some wonderful two and three-dimensional works of art. Debbie trained at the West School of the Arts where she gained a first class honours degree in Contemporary Textiles.
This exhibition is as a result of the artist winning first prize at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in October 2009 and is set to run for four months at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre, ending October 30th. Entry to the exhibition is free, although it is not open on Sundays. If you fancy coming along to see Debbie’s amazing works of art, why not hire a minibus Manchester to take you.