Sunflowers

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08/02/2020 10:00 - 09/02/2020 16:00

Sunflowers

The Weavers Factory
Address: 13 New St, Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6AU

Art Exhibition: 'Sunflowers' by Joan Charnley at The Weavers Factory

For over 50-years Joan Charnley designed textiles for a wide-range of design houses across the country. Her first design was bought by Sanderson in 1951, followed by ‘Beachcombers’ which was acquired by the V&A museum. In this exhibition artist and Weavers Factory curator Julian Bovis re-visits some of Joan’s finest designs and re-interprets them for the 21st Century.

Born in Southport in 1928, Joan studied Textiles at Manchester School of Art before becoming a lecturer in Textile Design at Great Yarmouth School of Art. In the 1960s she left teaching to work full-time as a textile designer and botanical artist. Joan died in 2016 and left her lifetime’s body of work to neighbours Julian Bovis and Nigel Durkan, who converted her home into The Weavers Factory in her honour.

Exhibition dates: 8th February - 1st March

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