Carousel is an eclectic group of London based artists who enjoy exhibiting their experimental textiles. They work collaboratively to inspire a shared passion for fibre, stitch, print and mixed media.
As a group they came together after meeting at the advanced textile workshop at a college in Lambeth and come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from social work and education to musician and carnival costume designer. The group name reflects a group in motion but with a nod to playfulness. They have a regular programme of pop-up exhibitions in the open air.
The theme Hanging by a Thread both exposes and celebrates their concerns about the changing world around them and their individual responses.
The group challenges themselves to think beyond the surface and using a firm foundation in textile technique each artist has developed their individual theme in their own style. Techniques used include printing, dyeing, weaving, knitting, shibori, machine and hand embroidery. Colour plays a large part in the work and the interplay of colour and texture informs the finished pieces.
Frances Arnold, Sheila Dainow, Rosaline Darby, Ruth Darby, Fiona Espenhahn, Julieta Gimpel, Judith Gubbay, Sue Kibby, Alex Mayer, Karen Morton, Jackie O’Malley, Brenda Parsons, Sanae Saragai, Sue Walker, Marilyn Williams.