Common Threads is a group exhibition that features the work of 13 local and international artists where linen, whether as story, medium, or substrate, is the connecting theme across a diverse range of fine and applied art practices.
This show marks the official opening for Linen Biennale 2023: ‘Revive and Renew’.
Linen Biennale is an initiative of R-Space Gallery, and brings together international visitors from the US and Europe to celebrate the unifying story of Irish Linen; its past, present, and future.
This year, the project will feature a full programme of events that celebrate the heritage and future of linen and flax including a secondary exhibition; 'Connected Emotions'. A solo interactive exhibition by Jill Philips which runs from 28 July - 26 August in R-Space Gallery.
Exhibiting artists include:
Gina Pierce (England)
Alison Baxter (England)
Ina Holohan (Ireland)
Angela Burns (Turkey)
Birgit Schoenaker (Belgium)
Margaret Russell (USA)
Pat Griffin (Northern Ireland)
Heather Richardson (Northern Ireland)
Hilary Cromie (Northern Ireland)
Anna Smyth (Northern Ireland)
Amy Higgins (Northern Ireland)
Katie Larmour (Northern Ireland)
Caroline Moore (Northern Ireland)