British artist Angela Wright has created a site-specific work for the stairwell at the Fleming Collection, inspired by current exhibition 'Fleece to Fibre: The Making of the Large Tree Group Tapestry'
A graduate of Camberwell College of Art, Wright creates fragile and often vulnerably placed works which test the duration of their existence. Developing her projects from studio sketches and tests, Wright’s installations are only fully realised once in place; assembled on-site, the works both respond to and transform their location.
For her commission at the Fleming Collection, Wright drew inspiration from the natural colour palette of the Large Tree Group Tapestry currently on display to create an installation within the unassuming space, drawing visitors upstairs where they will be greeted by Dovecot’s completed tapestry.
Installed in 2-parts, the completed work will be on display from 6 January 2015 comprised of an intervention on display since November 2014 and a wall installation, composed of wool balls made during a workshop lead by the artist on Friday 12 December 2014 at the gallery.
Recent projects by Angela Wright include Wool Walk as part of ‘Wool Week’ (2014) and 40 Days (2014) both at Southwark Cathedral, SE1 as well as installations in Seoul, South Korea (2013), Shanghai, China (2012) and Sydney, Australia (2012). See angelawright.co.uk for more details.
With thanks to Curtis Wool Direct Ltd, Bingley, West Yorkshire and Adam Curtis, Real Shetland Company Ltd, Huby, Leeds, Yorkshire for their generous sponsorship.