New display at Whitehills gallery

Shelagh Gardiner with an example of her work.

Shelagh Gardiner with an example of her work.

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A new exhibition of textile artwork has gone on display at Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre in Forfar.

Created by Angus artist Shelagh Gardiner the exhibition, which runs throughout April and May, features a range of stitched fabric artwork.

Shelagh’s work has been on tour throughout the UK, courtesy of the Embroiderers’ Guild, and included in exhibitions throughout Scotland at charity fund-raising events for charities.

Shelagh said: “A number of years ago I took up patchwork and quilting, which I still love and practise. My attention was also drawn to the Creative Textiles classes at Duncan of Jordanstone, and there I encountered a whole brave new world of colour, texture and pattern.

“I love working with textiles - they are all around us, and all over the world. Woven, printed, dyed, embroidered, patched, quilted, made from plants or petrochemicals – textiles are at the heart of the most versatile and enduring of the decorative arts.

Exhibitions at Whitehills are changed every eight weeks and all of Shelagh’s artworks are for sale, with 20 per cent commission on all sales being donated to the Strathmore Hospice. Situated in the main corridor, the gallery has provided space for exhibitions by many local artists which are open to the public.