Circling, 2023

Circling at Crown Street Gallery, Darlington (17 December 2023-25 January 2024) is the culmination of work I've produced over the past two years through the Dover Prize 2021 and features a series of linen weavings including 'Winding, then Winding' (2023) produced in the three months following the birth of my son and 'Circling' (2023) which I began with my mum in April 2023 and finished after her passing. The most beautiful text by Kerri ní Dochartaigh accompanies the work which you can read here.

Funded by the County Durham Community Foundation's Dover Prize Fund.

Thanks so much to all involved in making the exhibition happen: Creative Darlington, MIMA Middlesbrough, CCA Derry~Londonderry, Sev Dico-Young, Clare Whelan, Kerri ní Dochartaigh Rob Field, Jack Field, Sharon Gollan, Catherine Hemelryk, Brendan McMullan, Ian Rigby, Alex Wilson, Stephen Wiper, Durham County Local History Society, Darlington Cultural Volunteers, the staff at Darlington Library and all the participating weavers.

Photos: Rachel Deakin