On Saturday 19th June the community joined Globe Arts in celebrating the launch of their Globe Garden Gallery Exhibition! The garden is in memory of a dear friend, artist and NED, Howard Asher and his wife Sue Asher officially opened the garden.
They held workshops over the months surrounding and throughout WOVEN. Their Craftanoon class joined in with Dionne Swift’s quilted panelling, Becca Stockwell held a weaving workshop, and herself and Byron Jones tutored the Young Creatives for 6 weeks, planning designing and creating some gorgeous woven tree sculptures.
Mick Kirkby Geddes manufactured the tree frames for the garden, and passers by, clients and village residents addes a line or two each time they passed our studio – so it was a huge effort from the local community.
This event was very special in different ways, The young people seeing their individual and team achievements. The adult workshop clients showing what they’d made to their partners, families and friends. The Globe staff amazed at how many people turned up to celebrate the opening a new extension of the Globe Gallery. And Sue Asher feeling immensely proud that her late husband is still inspiring people with the legacy of his textiles and art!
“Being part of WOVEN was lovely, knowing that we were running our own workshops, but people could tap into so many other events and workshops all over Kirklees, raising awareness of the festival, encouraging people to go elsewhere and try new things, and hopefully other organisations were pointing people in our direction too!”
Jackie Harrowsmith, Globe Arts