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



Monday, 23 January 2017

A Busy Time

All our work (except for one piece) has been removed from National Trust Rainham Hall ready for the instillation of their new program which will be in place ready for the spring opening in March. 

The Material Girls will still be involved in the house as Beverley's 'Will' remains in the room with John Harle's original Will. In the meantime we are working on our next body of work for the Hall due to be exhibited at the Hall later in the Summer! 

If you missed our 'WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF JOHN HARLE' at National Trust Rainham Hall it's not to late the Exhibition is moving to Havering Museum, Romford, Essex 29th March - 8th July 2017. 

This is a busy year we are currently working on our upcoming exhibition at Essex Wildlife Trust- Ingrebourne Valley - Hornchurch Country Park 29th April- 1st May 2017. In the meantime here is a very edited image of Margaret's work in progress.