First Fridays happen on the first Friday of every month, except January and August. First Fridays is a gathering place for artists or anyone interested in the arts, an opportunity to share food and talk. Each month, after lunch, there is an informal presentation of work in progress by one or two artists who may be local or from far away.
This month’s guests are Christiane Berghoff and Ann Russell whose work is currently on exhibition in the Dartington gallery.
Ann works with the sea, and the images you see in this exhibition are developed from photographs taken around Prawle Point, a spectacular piece of coastline in South Devon which has claimed the lives of many ships and sailors over the centuries.
Christiane experiments with colour derived from natural dyes and with very simple large-stitched forms using the yarn she makes wool from British farms, and with undyed linen.