London Show

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I am delighted to announce that my first ever London show will take place this month at Prick Your Finger, which is a haberdashers crossed with an art space – an inspired combination, if you ask me.

I emailed the lovely folks at Prick Your Finger in late December to see if they were interested in showing my work. I was aware of the performances and knitting activism of one of the founders, Rachael Matthews from the Cast Off knitting club. I’d also been following their blog after discovering a link to it when I was researching artists who use darning.

Not only did they instantly email me back to say that they loved my work but they asked me if I could do an exhibition in January and February because they had an unexpected gap in their schedule. I immediately said yes.

I’m going to be showing some of my pin work, which I’m very excited about because several of the pin pieces – including Quiver – have only been shown once before. Plus it’s been an age since I did my beloved Pin Ritual performance.

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Kirsty Hall: Pin Ritual Performance, Dec 2001

Prick Your Finger is at 260 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, E2 OJD and the opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 – 6pm and Saturday 11am – 6pm. The show opens on Friday 23rd January and runs until Saturday 28th February. If you’re in London, I hope you’ll get along to see it.

There will be an official opening on Saturday 24th January from 2-6pm. If you’re in the area please do come along and meet me. I will be performing Pin Ritual and I believe there are plans for tea and cakes.

There will also be additional pin performances on the following days:

Friday 23rd January from 1-3pm
Friday 27th February 1-3pm
Saturday 28th February, again 1-3pm

If you visit when I’m not performing, there will be a book of pin stories to read and you’ll have the opportunity to leave your own pin story.

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

16 thoughts on “London Show

  1. Congratulations, wish I could make it but alas not to be, maybe you will be showing somewhere when I am back for the wedding next year, but I will send my family along to report back to me>

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  2. Congratulations, wish I could make it but alas not to be, maybe you will be showing somewhere when I am back for the wedding next year, but I will send my family along to report back to me>

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  3. Looking at the gallery online I think you’ve chosen an excellent environment for your work – somehow it seems to ‘fit’. I hope it is a success for you. (Also the moo cards look irresistible!)

    Lesley

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  4. Looking at the gallery online I think you’ve chosen an excellent environment for your work – somehow it seems to ‘fit’. I hope it is a success for you. (Also the moo cards look irresistible!)

    Lesley

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  5. Thanks Leslie, it is a good fit and I very much enjoyed being there and working in the space. It’s a very creative place to be and the people who run it are just fantastic.

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  6. Hi Deb, it’s a shame that pesky ocean is in the way, isn’t it! I quite often see exciting shows in the States that I’d love to visit. Do let me know when you’re next over in the UK, if you’re anywhere close then I’d be happy to meet up.

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  7. Hi Deb, it’s a shame that pesky ocean is in the way, isn’t it! I quite often see exciting shows in the States that I’d love to visit. Do let me know when you’re next over in the UK, if you’re anywhere close then I’d be happy to meet up.

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