During the closing event of The Sewing Circle exhibition at St Pancras Hospital, guests were treated to a premiere screening of Anna Bowman's new film, RETHREAD, about the art and artists involved in the exhibition.
In the video, some of the artists talk us through their work and how they became interested in the specialist area of sewing. The opening night of the exhibition is also featured in the video including performances from the night.
You can watch the video below.
About the exhibition
The exhibition included vibrant, colourful needlework and fabric arts and crafts from more than 20 artists.
Entitled, The Sewing Circle Rethread 2017, the display included poignant pieces about the plight of displaced refugees, a mother's love for her son on the brink of a dangerous health care procedure and mental health conditions including dementia.
There were also wall hangings, cushions, jewellery and a quirky shop window and includes some pieces by service users at the Trust.
A C&I service user gave their feedback on the exhibition: "May I say what a wonderful exhibition this has been. I came across it by happenstance as a service user attending a conference at St Pancras Hospital. How it brightens and cheers the corridors of St Pancras Hospital - an old work house. How It lifted my spirits!
"Not having time to see the exhibition properly I came back for a second viewing. What colour and ingenious creativity from all the artists and in particular from Kathy Keefe - a maestro of different materials. I loved the theme of Frida Kahlo - a source of great inspiration, you have pipped the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to the post! They are I believe staging a major exhibition on Frida Kahlo’s clothes in August. My hearty congratulations to you all."
The exhibition was supported by the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund (Registered Charity: 1082989). The display of the exhibition was designed by Peter Herbert, Curator Manager of charity The Arts Project.