Friday, 24 May 2013

The Exhibition

On Tuesday the Seeking Artemis Exhibition closed at 4 pm. I would call it a success 100 guests came to the private view and for the seven days we were open an average of 50 visitors came through the doors and down the steep steps. Visitors  gave the work positive feed back, and work was sold.
Those that visited enjoyed the atmospheric location, despite the cold.
 Rebecca's Grandad kindly made a film of the private view and then returned the next day to add a few finishing touches view it here

Well it's good bye for now from SEEKING ARTEMIS until next time.........

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


The Exhibition is open the Crypt Gallery is very atmospheric, this work is shown at its best in this setting. Hope you can pop in and see us, every day there will be three of the artists stewarding and they will be happy to see you!

Marian Murphy

Janette Bright

Christine Spencer

Rebecca Herbert

Miriam Weaver

Helen Wilson

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Rebecca Herbert

Rebecca's work is ready and waiting for Tuesday when the exhibition is hung.

Friday, 26 April 2013

More Images

This morning Helen, Chris and myself met together for a chat and a coffee, we were joined by a photographer from  The Romford Recorder, all in the aid of promoting our Exhibition. It gave me an opportunity to photograph some of the work, so heres a very cropped selection of our work, just a teaser. 

Chris's work is full of texture and as you look into it you find unexpected details. 

Helen's work is beautiful and full of colour.

And my work is colourful too!

Keep checking in to see more or have a look at the face book page

Sunday, 3 March 2013

New Titles

Thought I should bring it to your attention that we have started work on the promotion of the exhibition. So watch this space for more details!!!!! Rebecca designed the new title and the flyer.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Miriam Weaver

In Greek mythology Artemis is depicted as compassionate, healing, self-sufficient and living life on her own terms. Artemis also gave others courage and leant them her strength. I have looked for women that have inspired and influenced change in the lives of other women. In my quilt design I’ve included the names of women from history and the present.
One of the women I chose to include in my quilt was Constance Howard (1910-2000). Some years ago I was invited to join a group from the Romford branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild on a trip to Goldsmiths College they were spending the day at the Constance Howard Resource Centre. I was new to the world of Embroidery and Textiles and had no idea who Constance Howard was or how important her influence was on contemporary embroidery. The memory of the visit has stayed with me - Constance Howard and her work has influenced me ever since. Never being fortunate enough to meet or hear her speak, I have spoken to some who did (some even lucky enough to be tutored by her), and they speak of the inspiration she gave them. She is included in my quilt to represent the textile artists and tutors that have influenced me in my short time as a ‘textile artist’.

Helen Wilson Part II

Janette Bright

My work relates very much to my research at the archives of the Foundling Museum. One story I have been researching for some time has been that of Margaret Larney, a woman who left two boys at the Foundling Hospital and was then executed at Tyburn. This piece is very much a work in progress, but will be a map of her life, as is known.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Marian Murphy


As the theme for this exhibition was inspired by the architecture of the church, in particular the caryatids that stand guard over the apse, I thought I would discover a little more about the originals. The church was designed in the Greek Revival style and the caryatids are one of its most original features. Made of terracotta around cast iron columns, they were designed by John Charles Felix Rossi in the 19th century. A caryatid is a female figure that provides support and it is most likely that the name comes from the women of Sparta who danced annually in honour of "Artemis of the Walnut Tree". A similar figure can be seen at the British Museum, originally a support from the Acropolis. A male equivalent is an Atlantes. There are many such figures all over London - see for an interesting article of Caryatids and Atlantes.

Written by Janette Bright