THE DIANA SPRINGALL COLLECTION
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AN EXHIBITION OF RECENT ACQUISITIONS
We are honoured to be presenting a selection of contemporary works recently acquired by Diana Springall. We last featured a selection of the Diana Springall collection in May 2020 with an exhibition explaining our “Gallery plans for the future.”
Diana is, according to the Victoria & Albert Museum, ‘amongst the most well-known of all British textile artists’ with an acclaimed collection of British embroidery and textile art amassed over a 60-year period.
This nationally important collection will be housed in the new extended Embroidery Gallery which will be a recognised educational resource and study centre for future generations, an integral part of our aims to become a National Centre of excellence, for Embroidery and textile related arts.
This latest exhibition includes over 20 innovative and accomplished recent works, which includes:
A piece by one of the most popular Finish designers of our time Heikki Orvola (see brochure cover).
An amazing self- portrait by Chilean artist Estefania Tarud Kari.
A piece by celebrated French Artist Nicole Gaulier who’s first works put her in the mid 1970’s movement of ‘Fibre Art’.
Artist Suzy Wright loves colour, her work is full of colour solid stitching to vibrant effect. Her portraits include Zandra Rhodes, Grayson Perry and Janet Street Porter.
Plus, an outstanding piece entitled ‘Swan’ by renowned London embroiderer and mixed media textile artist Karen Nicol, to name just a few from this stunning collection.
Diana brings an artist’s eye and an informed sophistication to embroidery that transcends time and fashions in the craft. Her inspiring collection continues to grow, evolve and inspire.
Heikki Orvola - Teaseremony
Suzy Wright - Sunbird
Suzy Ager - Ducklings
Estefania Tarud Karl