Willesden gallery

Opening hours are Monday to Friday: 10:30am to 8pm, Saturday 10:30am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

Limited numbers of people are allowed in the gallery at a time. Social distancing measures will be in place and you will also need to wear a face covering unless exempt.


Carousel Textile Artists

30th November - 11th December 2021

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 Alex Mayer
Sheila Dainow Karen Morton
Rosaline Darby Jackie O’Malley
Ruth Darby Brenda Parsons
Fiona Espenhahn Sanae Saragai
Julieta Gimpel Sue Walker
Judith Gubbay Marilyn Williams
Sue Kibby