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Gathering Memories Project


Southampton Art Gallery is proud to be hosting a most unusual textile/mixed media exhibition and Silent Auction in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The ‘Gathering Memories Project’ was launched in the Spring of 2017, with Memory Projects Kits being offered for a minimum donation. The kits contained a variety of materials together with a silk strand gathered with gold thread. Taken from an original installation called ‘Gathered Memories’ these strands were a representation of the twisting, turning and interweaving of precious memories.

Using all or part of the silk strand and gold thread from their kit, individuals have been inspired to create an A5 size piece of artwork based on their own personal memories.

Well over a hundred thought provoking memory artworks have been created by both amateur and professional textile artists alike, and may now be acquired by bidding in the Silent Auction in order to raise further funds for The Alzheimer’s Society.

Bidding forms (minimum starting bid £20) will be available upstairs in Southampton Art Gallery throughout the exhibition and bids can also be placed via the website. Bids will not be opened until the close of the exhibition and the winning bidders will be informed by the end of October 2018.

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