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Medway artist Daws scores with unforgettable exhibition

Date: 18/01/2008           Category: Arts and Libraries

Medway-based artist, Wendy Daws, is exhibiting her memory blankets at Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case from Saturday, 26 January to Monday, 24 March. The exhibition features a series of acrylic installations on the subject of memory and narrative, told through light and shadow. A continuous memory blanket is made from acrylic cut outs of characters and clips from Wendy's personal photographs or illustrations. Each piece is linked by threads, illustrating how Wendy perceives a sense of interconnection between the people and events in her life. The viewer is encouraged to study the work carefully, to play detective, in order to discover the stories hidden in the artwork. The exhibition also features smaller pods, that focus on a single subject or story. The semi-circular shape of these pods embrace the viewer, allowing shadows to fall upon them, drawing them into the story. In another memorable aspect of the exhibition, Wendy will be working in the gallery, throughout the run, to create new work inspired by the residency. Visitors can join her every Thursday and Friday - and most Saturdays - from 11am to 4pm. For further information and to book group visits, please contact the Arts Development Team on 01634 338319 or email arts@medway.gov.uk. Wendy, who is based at the New Art Centre, Chatham, made a big impression in Medway last year, painting a large mural of shadows at Gillingham’s Strand Leisure Park and exhibiting her work at London Design Festival, as part of the Fuse Design Collective.