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.