Despite the fact that I was admitted to hospital on Tuesday 11 November, Stitched Time opened on 14 November from 6pm-9-m at Limbo, Margate thanks in particular to the help and support I received from Joanna Jones, Steve Mace, Matthew de Pulford, my husband Roger Parish and my parents.
About 40 people attended and the Stitched Time team (myself included) – Gwen Hedley, Rosie James, Joanna Jones, Claire Manning, Linda Simon, Bev Williams – all wore their white boiler suits. Delicious food was provided by Zhan Lu Smith and Claire Budd handled the drinks.
I managed to get a draft of the book completed despite the hospital stay.
“Stitched Time is a seriously good show. The space is so appropriate for your work and the standout element is its performative, participatory nature.” (Cathy Rogers)
Stitched time: A project initiated and organised by Clare Smith
LIMBO, Bilton Square, Margate, CT9 1EE from 14 Nov – 23 Nov 2014
Preview: Fri 14 November 2014, 6-9pm
Exhibition Open Fri-Sun, 12-5pm
The project is supported by Arts Council England.
LIMBO is an not for profit artist-led organisation based in a former electrical substation off Margate High Street. It was founded in 2003 to provide affordable studios to fine artists and a programme of exhibitions showcasing experimental and cutting edge work by emerging to mid career artists.
In 2013 Limbo started an Associate Membership, open to all artists, which provides members with exhibition opportunities and support in developing their own projects.