Flight and Migration at The Peacock Gallery

PUBLISHED: 11:30 12 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:30 12 May 2014

Hanna Cottrell with bird prints

Hanna Cottrell with bird prints


Exhibition of drawings, prints and textiles by textile designer and art teacher Hanna Cottrell runs until 22 May in Maiden Erlegh School

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Visitors will have the opportunity to ‘meet the artist’ in the Peacock Gallery on Saturday, 17 May from 10am-3pm.

Hanna is fascinated by the fragility of birds’ wings and her work juxtaposes their simple beauty with traditional origami and intricate paper forms. She applies her designs to different forms and artefacts: fabrics, cushions, prints, bags and even upholstered chairs are on show and for sale.

Flight and Migration - work in galleryFlight and Migration - work in gallery

Hanna says: “Drawing is the most important tool I have, and all of my printed textiles have started life as a sketch in my sketchbook. I then scan my original drawings and manipulate them using Photoshop. I am fascinated by the use of traditional drawing techniques in harmony with contemporary digital print technology.”

The exhibition is free to enter and is open on weekdays 2.30pm-4.30pm and from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays for the rest of the exhibition.

Most works in the exhibition are for sale at prices ranging from £2 for cards, £25 for prints and more for fabrics and upholstered pieces.

To find out about this and other exhibitions and events at The Peacock Gallery click on ‘Community’ on the Maiden Erlegh School website: maidenerleghschool.co.uk or telephone 0118 9296065.

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