Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Ellen Devall : “Exquisite Poverty, Fragments: Song of the Shirt”

Ellen Devall : “Exquisite Poverty, Fragments: Song of the Shirt”  in the Garden Room at the Minories, Colchester.
 7 May – 18 June 2011

This is a “must see “ exhibition. Ellen uses textile fragments, jewellery and  found objects  either to create new clothes of past times, each with a history that we might imagine, or to juxtapose textiles with objects that make us reflect on the nature of past lives and their connections to ourselves and the present.  It is as if the Garden Room has become a time capsule and we are eavesdropping on earlier inhabitants – a paradox of harsh lives reflected with much beauty.


  1. Thanks Michele - this looks fascinating. Hope to make it along soon.....

  2. This was an amazing exhibition. A beautiful idea and a really well presented body of work. I came away moved and inspired.


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