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Exhibition: The Weaving Tapestry of Connections

24 October 2023 - 28 October 2023

The Weaving Tapestry of Connections
Featuring The Hands Project
24 – 28 October

Opening TImes: daily 10am to 4pm. Thursday 26 until 6pm
The George Room, Subscription Rooms  Free admission
A multi-media exhibition, weaving art, music, movement, craft and film in a multi-stop journey across a rolling landscape of the arts. With pieces from local artists including film, photography, fine art, crafts and sculpture.


The George Room will be a hub for Stroud Arts Festival’s people and events during these 4 days.  The exhibition and installation will be on display throughout; some artists will be dropping by to demonstrate their work; singers from our community choir will be popping in to rehearse for Saturday night’s Mass in Blue; the public can participate in a community hands portrait – and our team will be around to have a chat about the work we do and the events happening during the week.

So, please call in and see what’s going on. Free admission

Artists exhibiting include:

Vanessa Clemente Vincero – Vanessa is an artist living and working in Stroud and has been painting all her life. She works predominantly with acrylics on canvas favouring vibrant and colourful large scale portrayals of the human form, woodland scenes and landscapes. She has received several commissions both private and commercial and is enthusiastic about her involvement in future projects with The Stroud Artists Cooperative.

Adrian McPherson – an Event and Documentary photographer based in Cirencester, will be displaying works from his latest projecEcholalia. This is Adrian’s collaboration with his brother Duncan, a severely autistic man with echolalia and limited agency.  It aims to provide a window into the hidden world of living with autism through the eyes of two brothers.  The word ‘Echolalia’ can refer to a habit of verbal repetition and copying, sometimes found in autistic children and adults who struggle to communicate.  

Along with fine artists Michaela Mott, Edward Clark, Hannah O’Kelly and others, we also have pieces from The Independence Trust ahead of their exhibition in November.

This exhibition’s main feature is The Hands Project  which is a collaborative installation between Dr Christopher Lewis-Smith, Silvia Carderelli-Gronau MA and percussionist Mike DeQuattro which explores the beautiful sophistication of the human hand, through aspects of communication, connection and creativity. In this exhibition we bring you a part of the total project, highlighting the work of Dr. Lewis-Smith and percussionist Mike DeQuattro.and conveying their vision through a multi-screen installation of looped films involving dance, crafts and expression. To emphasise the importance of connection, this exhibition also includes an option for audience participation: creating their own hand pictures and participating in a community hands portrait. 

Featured Artists in The Hands Project:

Mike DeQuattro, Divija Venkatesh Melally, Ved Dhilan Roy Jissurey, Emma Chapman, Megan Stallworthy, Esther Lewis-Smith, Janette Kerr, Pam Clogstoune, Klara Lucznik, Bo Borthwick, Jan-Ming Lee.


24 October 2023
28 October 2023

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