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Coming next…  Time and Tide

Tuesday 19th January – Friday 26th February 2016 plus special workshop on Wednesday 27 January 2016 (full details below)

Joanna Atherton - only a game

There’s something in the water at Artistsmeet as we begin a creative 2016, showcasing an exciting new exhibition with a big pop of colour.

The gallery will be featuring the work of Jo Atherton, an artist who creates fascinating and playful tapestries using flotsam and materials found from scouring the coastlines of the UK.

Joanna Atherton 1Expect to discover balloons from France, fishing gear from the Netherlands and toys from the USA within Jo’s weaved pieces, which will fill the gallery and conjure up stories of memory, childhood and everyday life. There will even be a ‘work in progress’ loom on display, allowing visitors to touch and feel the weaving as well as see visually.

Joanna Atherton - plenty more fish in the seaShe is fascinated by the curiosities that the tides wash up on to our beaches, the history associated with where they came from and who they belonged to, more about Jo can be found at

As well as exhibiting with the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall and Luton Airport, Jo has presented at TedxBedford, is regularly featured in publications and runs engaging weaving workshops for schools, galleries and textiles groups.

Time and Tide workshop – Wednesday 27 January
We are delighted to be offering a one off weaving workshop at Artistsmeet led by the artist, where you can create your own flotsam tapestry using unearthed treasures gathered from her journeys along British shores.

Entry is free and materials are provided along with refreshments.  Due to there being limited spaces, booking is required and highly recommended in advance.

Please call 01923 776611 or email for booking and more information.

Artistsmeet gallery is open during Watersmeet Box Office hours.

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