Friday, 6 October 2017

Goodnight Children Everywhere part 2

Our second exhibition in collaboration with National Trust Rainham Hall was a great success with almost 300 visitors in just ten days, here's a selection of images from our group project worked around a Morrison Shelter to our individual work.
The work for this exhibition was inspired by the wartime nursery at Rainham Hall, we took it a step further researching into this period both locally, nationally and into our own family histories.
We were inspired by the memories that many visitors shared with us of their experiences, some of them wrote these memories down for us and we hope to use these in another art piece in the future.


Group Project
Group Project
 
Group Project

Chris Spencer

Helen Wilson

Julie Chellingsworth

Jill Birleson

Vivien Mitchell

Sally Chinea

Margaret Lacy

Beverley Folkard

Marie Payne

Miriam Weaver

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Goodnight Children Everywhere!

Although the Material Girls will be stewarding this exhibition every day we thought it would be extra special if we were all there on Sunday 24th September so that you can meet the ARTISTS.  Our exhibition has free entry as it's in the Hayloft (above the cafĂ©) and not in the main National Trust House. Hope to see you there!




Essex Life have an article in their Art Review September addition about this exhibition!and our exhibition at Loughton Art Centre.  It's a shame there's no link to our sites though......


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

'Environment Essex' 28th October- 9th November 2017

A new venue for us, we are looking forward to bringing this exhibition to Loughton Arts Centre, it's a lovely gallery on the High Road of Loughton,  Essex.



Friday, 28 April 2017

Exhibition Opens Tomorrow.......

at Essex Wild Life Trust Ingrebourne Valley visitors centre for more information see here. 
But here's a taster!
Sally Chinea

Miriam Weaver

Jill Birleson

Julie Chellingsworth

Chris Spencer

Helen Wilson

Vivien Mitchell

Margaret Lacy

Marie Payne

Beverley Folkard

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

the journey starts here.......

For the Material Girls next adventure with the National Trust we are leaving behind John Harle and the 18th century and exploring the 1940s when Rainham Hall was requisitioned as a children's nursery. Our exhibition at the Hall in September will be inspired by wartime childhood so research has commenced with a trip to the  V&A  Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green.

Julie, Marie, Margaret and Jill images by Chris