Coming up ‘In the Mix’ at Platform Gallery in Clitheroe, a colourful display by one of our Craft Open 23 prize winners Beverley Coleclough. Beverley’s solo show will be on display from Thursday 23rd November until 28th November.
“During the summer of 2001, I booked a few weeks escape to tour the Northern part of Australia… my eyes were opened to another world of light and colour! That was ‘it’… it was so hard to return to teaching and my lecturing job in the Art Department at Wigan College. I immediately started my ‘cunning plan’ of escape and in 2003, at the tender age of 58, eons too late for puberty and even the menopause, I took a 6 month sabbatical from teaching and ran away to Australia to find myself… well not really. I booked a work space for my residency with Central Craft and started first in Darwin, quickly moving down to Alice Springs where I worked for the rest of my escape. Papers were my starting point, easy to get hold of and transport. I had no plan I just started working and experimenting.” – Excerpt for Beverley Coleclough’s artist statement.