East Anglian Stitch Textiles (E.A.S.T) was formed in 1995 in response to a demand for a self-supporting framework for textile artists in East Anglia, UK.
The membership of this group commenced with ten artists and now has fifteen.
Since it's inception E.A.S.T has had a close relationship with Braintree District Museum where it meets monthly and held the first E.A.S.T exhibition in 1997.The group continues to be mentored by Anthea Godfrey, Artistic Director of the Embroiderer's Guild.
Thursday, 12 July 2018
Monday, 11 June 2018
EAST member Melinda is also a member of the Chelmsford 93 Group which have an exhibition just opened at Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW. Ex-EAST members June and Anne also have some work on display here. This exhibition will be on display until 7 July 2018, and there are several accompanying activities to look forward to:
Sunday, 27 May 2018
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Textile samplers by Lorina Bulwer (born 1838), an inmate of the lunatic ward of the Great Yarmouth Workhouse – a fascinating story...
Thursday, 1 March 2018
As a result of tuition fees and the restrictions of current art education there is an increase in the emergence of alternative arts education.
I've been really lucky that an alternative MA has been set up in Southend.
TOMA is a postgraduate level course now in it's second year that is artists led, for a small monthly fee we have developed a course of critical theory, group crits,, visiting lectures exhibitions and practical workshops. that are suggested by all students making each year really bespoke to the members of that year.
It's been brilliant for my practise, the development of collaborative pieces within joint exhibition.
I've recently worked with Pottery Richard Baxter to respond to each others work I gave him a Co op bag full of burnt beer cans while he gave me pots with holes and slashes for me to work into.