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Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery, Alnwick – new exhibition 10th September

The Breath of Colour – Eta Ingham Lawrie

10th September – 3rd November 2019

Eta Ingham Lawrie returns to Bailiffgate with ‘The Breath of Colour’, her stunning new exhibition of over 30 wall hangings, capturing the light and moods of the hills and coastline of the Border region, Orkney and Snowdonia. Eta has taken part in many group exhibitions internationally and has had over 40 solo exhibitions; her work is found in private and public buildings and collections in Britain, continental Europe and further afield.

Eta prepares and hand dyes her fleeces and wool in an amazing range of vegetable and mineral colours to use in her inspirational free form weavings which include natural found objects such as stone, shell and wood.

Eta says ‘free form weaving allows me to express my response to the rapid and fleeting changes of colour and atmosphere in the landscape around me.   I have lived in Duns in the Scottish Borders for the last 9 years and am inspired by the panoramic views towards the Lammermuir Hills, across the Merse to the North Sea and south towards the Cheviot Hills, swathed in heather and gorse. I try to capture the interplay of the elements through the use of different textures and colours’.

Jane Mann, volunteer at Bailiffgate said ‘we’re thrilled to have a new exhibition from Eta.  Her work is incredibly beautiful, evocative and has such a lightness of touch.  I know many homes around Alnwick and the Borders, including my own, where her unique wall hangings bring the changing landscapes we know and love into our living rooms.’

This is Eta’s third exhibition at Bailiffgate and her wall hangings, individually designed scarves and shawls notable for their subtle range of colours and textures, handmade weaving kits, hand dyed natural wool packs and unique gifts also be on display and on sale.

The exhibition runs from 10th September to 3rd November.