WOVEN WALKS – Exhibition by artist Rachna Garodia
09/11/2022 12:00 pm – 27/11/2022 5:00 pm
Artist and author of Contemporary Weaving Rachna Garodia will exhibit her work ‘Woven Walks’ at a gallery space in Richmond.
This exhibition is a new collection of works by Rachna Garodia, establishing a quiet, contemplative connection with the natural world. Rachna’s intricately woven textures are akin to viewing a landscape, capturing the atmosphere, tone, and emotion from her daily walks. Bringing unexpected textures together in a warp has always been the starting point for Rachna’s work. She juxtaposes cotton, linen, silk, nettle, hemp, and wool with found materials like paper, bark, seedpods and twigs.
All her works are unique; each takes shape slowly in her studio in West London. While being self-reflective and meditative in her approach she explores small and large 3D forms challenging the boundaries of weaving.
When: 9 – 27 November 2022
Where: 1 Paved Court, Richmond TW9 1LZ
Artist’s Talk: Sat 12 Nov 2.30pm. Just drop in, no need to book. Rachna will be discussing her new book Contemporary Weaving in Mixed Media with editor Emily Steadman.
This brand-new glorious book is a modern guide to weaving, an ancient craft that is reaching new heights of popularity. Written by Rachna, and featuring her works throughout, it contains a wealth of practical advice and tons of inspiration for every aspect of this endlessly adaptable craft, from gathering materials to making and exhibiting ambitious woven masterpieces, bringing in a wide selection of mixed media.
Meditative and calming, a session at the loom is a great way to relax, and create something beautiful in the process.
Gorgeously illustrated, this book is an engaging and beautiful introduction to weaving for established textile artists or those coming to the craft for the first time.
About the Artist
Rachna Garodia trained at the prestigious National Institute of Design in India and The Royal School of Needlework in London. Her work predominantly involves hand embroidery and weaving. Her visual language continues to evolve, combining echoes of her life in India with the experience of living in London for the past 15 years. Her commissioned pieces are held in private collections in India, London and America.
Rachna is a member of the Pollen Collective and her work was included in the group show, DIALOGUES OF DISTANCE at One Paved Court in May 2021.
Artist Website: https://www.rachnagarodia.com/BOOK NOW >