Yesterday I made a special trip to London to
The Contemporary Applied Arts gallery on
Percy Street in London.
The exhibition was about The Bolingbroke Hospital
which closed in 2008.
Each of the artists were given a selection of objects
used in reminiscence work with the elderly patients.
As regulars to my blog will know I am a huge fan of Julie Arkell.
Here are a few of the photos I took.
This piece was called 'un dress'
A found dress was turned into an apron
with a photo of the original piece displayed in a paper mache frame.
These were the surplus bits of fabric left over.
I found the exhibition very moving especially this
label which reads
'Please pray for all ill in this hospital. Many thanks.'
With her thread and pins.
'Caring for the everyday'
with her 'be a good neighbour' badge.
Boxed hankies with poignant text.
A red hand knitted pixie hood.
A low alcove of creatures each with their own stories to tell.
Embroidered hospital cards.
One of my favourites
'I keep remembering all the visitors'
An exquisite box of treasures.
A view backwards.
'Help' is now living with me.
Safe with all my other Arkellets.
'I'll stay here' didn't want to come.
Shelly Goldsmiths 'Circle skirt'
A close up on the text.
Two more pieces by Shelly.
Beautiful shiny pins.
A close up of dear 'Help'
She seems so much happier away from the bright lights of the city.
I would like to thank the CAA for letting me take so many photos.
The exhibition finishes on 21st July but is well worth a visit.
Wishing you all a great Tuesday.
Hugs Daisy xxx