'Unstitching the invisible' which opens on Saturday 5th August and runs until September in the Apse Gallery features the work of Hartlepool-based artist Julie Cockburn, whose artwork has previously been on display all over the UK, Cyprus and as far as Japan.
Her latest work, ‘Unstitching the invisible’ invites people to perceive the world through the eyes of a bee and features a collection of hive-like structures created using a 3Doodles pen and rigid ink.
Julie Cockburn, who moved to Hartlepool three years ago and runs her own established studio in the town says “I am delighted to once again be given the opportunity to show my body of work in the Apse area at Hartlepool Art Gallery which provides the perfect environment for my bee-inspired creations.”
Cockburn created the ‘giant apiaries’ by building hexagonal shapes through a repetitive process, into, and around household objects, such as a chair or a table resulting in the hive- like structures. The space within these structures become corrupt, an abject form, in liminal space.
Art enthusiasts have the opportunity to attend two workshops lead by Cockburn on Thursday 17th August where they can learn more about 3D filament ink and create their own works of art.
The artist will also be available in the Gallery every Thursday between 10:30am and 4:30pm during the exhibition to meet with visitors and talk about her work.
Please note workshop spaces are extremely limited so people are encouraged to book up early to avoid missing out.
Hartlepool Art Gallery is located in Church Square and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For further information, call (01429) 869706 or visit www.hartlepoolartgallery.co.uk