Unravelled

Making connections

Sculpture

In my professional practice i investigate the handmade and the connections we make while making. I use hand-making techniques such as wrapping, binding, knitting, crochet, knots and weaving. My chosen raw materials are fabrics, wool, string, found objects and nets. I employ hand-making as a visual language and express the time and care taken.

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Studio image of work in progress

‘Conversations with laughter last longer’

A new work for Somerset Art weeks 2015.

For more sculpture see http://www.ninagronw-lewis.co.uk

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Access art – Share a bird scheme

http://www.accessart.org.uk/

Inspiring the next generation!

When I heard about the Share a bird scheme I had to get involved! An invitation to artists to make a bird which will be sent to participating schools as a gift. The aim to celebrate and highlight the diversity of artists and makers in the UK today and to demonstrate the importance of visual arts education for all.

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‘Bird tale’

For more info see the AccessArt website.

LATEST NEWS: Bird Tale flew to his new home this week. He now lives with the girls at Parkstone Grammar School in Poole. Art teacher Lizzie Sturdy contacted me to say

“Next term we are starting an Animals Project with our year 9 GCSE students and they will be looking at birds within this… we are hoping that they will go on to explore 3-D materials and produce a 3-D outcome for the project, so Bird Tale will most certainly help inspire them with this!

Sometimes our girls, who tend to be perfectionists, find it hard to stretch their imaginations and take risks with imaginative materials and mixed media so he is perfect to help us encourage them to go beyond the traditional sculpture materials and explore and experiment with more creative techniques!”

I am also thrilled and look forward to seeing images of the work the students produce. Thank you AccessArt for creating this wonderful scheme.

Artist book – Pockets.

http://somersetartworks.org.uk/venues/amazing-space-a-celebration-of-the-dove/

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Images of a few of the pages in the Pockets book. An interactive cloth book for adults to enjoy. You can discover whats inside the pockets on each page and if you fancy keeping the item you have to swap it for something from your own pocket.

Made from found clothing, calico, fabric marker and blanket stitch.

This work can be seen at Amazing Space Dove studios, Butleigh, Venue 81 SAW 2015

Stained glass project Charlton Mackrell primary school.

I was asked by the parents of this years leavers to work with them to design and make a stained glass window that would reflect the students experience of the school and be a lasting gift to the school from them. The finished window is to be displayed in the main hall at the school.

The green represents the rural landscape around the school, the blue is the water for the fish (mackrell), the rainbow represents hope and the musical notes as the school is so musical which the students love so much!

they have done a great job on this project and i wish them all the best in their new school. Well done Charlton Mackrell leavers 2015.

The finished window

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Studio visit – Work in progress.

The Garden is growing here in Somerset

http://somersetartworks.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/current-projects/craftivist-garden/

Craftivist garden

Im really pleased to be facilitating workshops for the Craftivist garden in Somerset for Somerset art works.

The Craftivist Garden is a unique project that goes beyond seeing craft as a relaxing hobby but exploring craft as an incredible tool to help us connect, challenge ourselves and help us grow and flourish in our lives.

Craftivist workshops are happening now in North Taunton leading to a Somerset Craftivist showcase for Somerset Art Weeks in October also in Taunton.

At present we have 85 flowers made by the communities and schools in Taunton and we still have 4 months of making!

A short film introducing the project, 3 mins long:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NYqMy1dj0k

Hestercombe Pavilion

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A commission for Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton, Somerset. Here the pavilion is illuminated as part of the Winter wonderland experience.

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Pavilion in the studio under construction.

Somerset Art Week 2013

Art week is fast approaching, 21st September – 6th October.

This year I am opening my studio and 3 other artists are joining me.

‘STITCHED’ exhibition is a contemporary response to the process of stitching using a wide variety of media and techniques.

WORN OUTWORN OUT, Nina Gronw-Lewis, hand knitting, needles and dressmaking pins.

Works also on show by Emma Riley, Gary Dickins and Susan Wallis.

open thursday to sunday 11-6pm

The Nook, Broad st, Charlton adam, Somerset, TA117AT.

Unspoken sound cloud

 

I was thrilled to have been accepted for this years 24th Summer show 8th July- 10th August 2013 Atkinson gallery, Street, Somerset.

http://www.atkinsongallery.co.uk

Unspoken sound cloud

silk, domestic fabrics and sequin pins.

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Sculpture installed

Curry mallet school are now the proud new owners of ‘deconstructed weaving’ after the instillation being completed today.

Wrapping Up Somerset Art weeks

Well it has been a busy couple of weeks and now The Tithe Barn looks very empty once more.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time there and hope to be able to create in such an inspiring space again. Huge thank you to Tom the farmer!

Thank you to Dragonsfly for their musical contribution http://www.dragonsfly.org/ and to Handspun for weaving words and spinning yarns at our story telling evening.

Some fantastic works have been produced at our weekend weaving workshops and Curry Mallets school enjoyed their visit and i will be visiting to see their follow up work and install my ‘deconstructed weaving’ sculpture in their school grounds.