Thursday, 1 December 2016

Away Away...

I've been so fortunate in having the pleasure of seeing the 'Away Away' exhibition by Julie Arkell at the Harley Gallery in Worksop.
I have been a huge fan of Julie Arkell's work for a long time and once attended one of her workshops at Hope and Elvis.
When I walked in, there were so many of her little folk and creatures I half expected them to turn around at look at me.
It was spell binding.

The hotel housed the little brooches that were for sale.
Just look at the papier-mâché twigs!
Knitted shadows...
Love this so much.
I hope you enjoyed having a look around too, thanks for keeping me company.

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  1. I can't get to see it personally so your blog page is a real treat.
    I've forwarded it on to craft friends of mine who are fans
    Thanks for showing us
    Lynn x

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    1. A www, my absolute pleasure Lynn, thank you so much for sharing x

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  2. Thank you, thank you for the wonderful tour of the fabulous Julie Arkell's work. (Yours is not so bad either!)

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    1. Thanks Judith for such a lovely comment, you've made my day x

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  3. Thank you soooo much for sharing all these wonderful pictures.....I would have loved to see her work, it must be a super experience to be amongst it :)

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    1. It really was the most amazing experience Ellen x

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  4. Thank you, for showing me around the exhibition, I haven't had the chance to see this in person.

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    1. My pleasure chuck! I really enjoyed sharing the photos x

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  5. Oh, I love the Hotel d'Angleterre and the brooches! And the girl owls! So many fantastic things to look at - even the shelves and displays themselves are magical.

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    1. It really was one of the most beautiful and enchanting exhibitions I have visited x

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  6. What a lovely exhibit! But it made me sad, to see the papier mache lady looking out at the world, but no one was looking back at her!

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    1. Yes, Leslye, she did look rather wistful x

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  7. Julie Arkell is a National Treasure and a well kept secret at the same time I always think. Her work is always inspiring and I could find a home for all the Owl Girls. Thanks for sharing.xx

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    1. I thought the owl girls were utterly gorgeous too.
      Julie Arkell has got an air of mystery hasn't she x

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  8. Oh this is so fantastic to see so many of her creatures all together, thank you so much for the photos! You don't say, but do you know if these are all owned by people who have loaned them for her exhibition, or are these all hers and for sale?

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    1. They were all for sale me dear, there were some left to buy....ooo it was so tempting. I'm sure you could contact the Harley Gallery if you were interested x

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  9. Bizarre but beautiful. I really liked seeing this thank you - love the crow best x

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it, I absolutely love Julie Arkell x

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  10. I did indeed enjoy having a look - what fabulously imaginative and quirky figures, love it!
    (PS. I see our Em has bought herself a Mrs B original - hurray!) xxx

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    1. Isn't she just the best.
      I was absolutely made up to sell some of my work, I'm so glad they have gone to happy homes x

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  11. Thanks for sharing your photos. Too far from Paris to Come.
    So poétic as usual. .
    Claire

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    1. Thank you so much Claire, and thanks for popping by xxx

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