Emily Jo Gibbs:

The Value of Making 

13 September – 6 October
Part of Bankside Design District during London Design Festival 2018

Running parallel to Windows onto Making, there will be a spotlight display by textile artist Emily Jo Gibbs who is launching a book to accompany her most recent body of work.

The Value of Making illustrates various approaches to making through depictions of tools; hand-stitched exquisite still life portraits in a collage of silk organza in which the tools used in creating craft objects are shown to scale. Gibbs made these portraits to reflect how proud she is to be a member of this creative community and to celebrate the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving skills of people who make things. Alongside Gibbs’ work will be the work of the seven makers in the book, among them CAA maker members Helen Beard, Ane Christensen and Michael Ruh.

Emily Jo Gibbs ‘Portrait of a Metalworker’
Photo: Lol Johnson

Emily Jo Gibbs  ‘Portrait of a Shoemaker’
Photo: Lol Johnson

Special Event: Celebrating The Value of Making

Saturday 22 September, 3 - 5pm

Please join us for an informal afternoon event in the gallery, where we will be celebrating the launch of Emily Jo Gibbs’ book The Value of Making. Come and meet the maker and learn more about her project. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free but advance booking is recommended. Please email rsvp@caa.org.uk  if you would like to join us.

'Emily Jo Gibbs: The Value of Making' on display with chair by Sebastian Cox

'The Value of Making' book by Emily Jo Gibbs to accompany her new portraits

'Cloud Bowl' by Ane Christensen, on display with 'Portrait of a Metalworker'

'Portrait of a Textile Artist', self portrait 

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