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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

FW: You're invited to Behind the Mask: Gala Event (22 Jan 2015)

Subject: You're invited to Behind the Mask: Gala Event (22 Jan 2015)
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 08:50:19 -0800


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Behind the Mask: Gala Event

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Thursday, 22 January 2015 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
Slatey Road
CH43 4UE Birkenhead
United Kingdom

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There will be a ticketed VIP opening of Dr Andy Gotts' Behind the Mask exhibition for BAFTA, on the evening of Thursday the 22nd of January from 7-10pm with an opportunity to view the celebrity portraits, during a reception with music from The Night and Days, Speakeasy Bootleg Band, pianists from Wirral School of Music and dancers from The Mersey Swing, Vox at The Light (choir) and refreshments....

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We hope you can make it! Apologies if you have already purchased your ticket...we look forward to seeing you on the night.

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Rag exhibitions and wire workshop

Alison Bailey Smith has been working with recycled materials in her craft practice for over 20 years and has recently been teaching rag rugging with great success at the Williamson Art Gallery through Wirral Lifelong Learning. Principal museums officer, Colin Simpson has asked Alison to mount an exhibition of her students work and this will be on show from mid November until the end of the year. Students were encouraged to use old tee-shirts, even old socks to produce wonderful prodded and hooked rugs.

She will also being conducting a recycled wire accessories workshop at the Williamson as part of their Christmas Gift making series on the 15th of November for £60 includes materials. The workshop will offer an opportunity to experiment with wire. Participants will learn basic jewellery methods and textile methods with recycled wire and how to combine recycled plastic, metal and fabric to great effect. No experience necessary. Booking essential through the gallery 0151 652 4177. Alison will be conducting a similar workshop at The Atkinson Gallery, Southport in February, details of costs and date to be confirmed.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas from Abscraft

In the last few days before you know what - thought I would do a final sales pitch. 

My jewellery on sale at Williamson Art Gallery today only (Sunday) until 5pm ( gallery shut until New Year), the Stables Gallery in Brimstage (open every day from 10.30-5.30 and 4 on Christmas Eve), Seagrass Studio Gallery in Hoylake ( Closed Sunday. Open Mon 23rd and Tues 24th from 12 0'clock until 3pm) and Lark Lane Artworks ( will add in the details when I get them from Alex Corina).

Been a busy year, not wholly for Abscraft - (that really kicked off for the last quarter of the year) but for my other work in curating with the Momentary Art Project in New Brighton, the ever expanding and evolving de-junk, and in the first part of the year with my work with 2Bio at MerseyBIO. it is ending with increased activity with my voluntary position with the Friends of the Williamson. 

I have exciting plans for the year ahead with a commerative quilt and rag rug with Wirral Methodist Housing and great ideas with the others with the Momentary Art Project with Neptune, The light Cinema and the Floral. 

Looking forward to Christmas like never before and also to 2014. So my very best wishes to you and yours. Be healthy, happy and energised!