In Spring 2018 Kooroon Gallery in collaboration with Christian Artists Together and PollyWhistle invited artists to create new work on the theme of loneliness and how we can reduce it, for exhibition and exchange. As was stated in the call for artists:
Loneliness is rife and complex. Our initial thought is the need for connecting; of being woven into a place; of belonging with rights of access. Weave is a proactive word that imagines invading loneliness. Weave is dance and wool; hands and textiles; baskets and smiles. Weave a tale or song or thread. We are woven into society and family. Am I a visible part? Do you see me and know me and love me anyway?
More than 40 artists from as far afield as the USA, Cyprus and around the UK sent envelopes to receive a piece of scrap fabric cut from one charity shop dress. Over 30 returned a finished piece of artwork, in a wide variety of styles and media.
This PDF booklet presents the work and any accompanying comments received. They are presented in no particular order and further information can be obtained from Kooroon Gallery via www.kooroon.co.uk