My first series of Criminal Quilts is now on display at Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford. These pieces were inspired by photographs from the Staffordshire Archives of women criminals (below), commissioned by Shire Hall Gallery and later purchased for the museum collection and display outside the historic courtroom.
The six Criminal Quilts in Stafford are shown below. I am continuing to develop the series of Criminal Quilts for my solo exhibition Narrative Threads.
‘Fading from History’
Original photographs courtesy of Staffordshire Museums and Archives.
I’m delighted to announce that Shire Hall Gallery, part of Staffordshire Museums Service, are buying my whole collection of Criminal Quilts. The six textile pieces will become part of the museum service collection and will be displayed in the historic court room at Shire Hall.
As an ex-museum person, having my work preserved forever in a museum collection makes me ridiculously happy!
The pieces are on show now until 10th March and then they will re-appear sometime later in the year after being framed, in the court room.
Photographs used in the work are courtesy of Staffordshire Record Office.