OLSA exhibition; Exchange Gallery: Saffron Walden

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OLSA exhibition; Exchange Gallery: Saffron Walden

Exhibition at Exchange Gallery Saffron Walden,

Preview on 9th May, 2016

Exhibition runs 10th May to 11th June 2016

Monday to Saturday 9-5pm, except Wednesday 9-13 hours

Many of the people describe making the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela as one of the most memorable and transforming  experiences of their life and I share that feeling.

There is no sense of Damascene change but rather a 

gradual perturbation of consciousness – you integrate your experiences of the journey into your interior life. An experience of beauty that truly enriches.

I took the journey after a serious relapse of SLE when I had recovered well – walking with my daughter who had just finished her GCSEs.

In the eyes of many we took the easier option – having our bags carried and staying in small hotels or pensione rather than refugios. I think those who are censorious about these options do not realise that these easements make the pilgrimage possible for those with chronic illness. I did not want to add the uncertainties of finding a bed for the night or getting up very early or risking infection (I am immunosuppressed). As it was I found the last part of the journey relatively easy.

This drawing (in pastels, chalks and drawing ink) shows a way through the woods and was done when I was studying with Caroline Wendling at West Dean College. 

 

I have been working on these prints on my courses at Gainsborough’s House and West Dean College.

3 Comments

  1. ! Hola peregrine ! What is OLSA ? I found your exhibition in the newsletter of the Confraternity of St James. I hope it might be possible to come and see it. We live rather far away (Kingston-upon-Thames) but my wife has Suffolk connections.

    • Thank you it would be lovely if you could come. OLSA is the name I give to some of the textile work I do which I originally started with my daughter. Now I focus on the foundation diploma in art and design – who advised a blog/website – there is some of the textile work on the website.

      The library closes at 13 hours on a Wednesday (I’d hate you to travel and find it closed) there is lots more to look at in Saffron Walden including the Fry Art Gallery (open part-time) – and Bridge End Gardens as well as Audley End very nearby.

      I do hope you will enjoy the exhibition – thank you for your interest

      Very best wishes Sara Booth

      • Thank you it would be lovely if you could come. OLSA is the name I give to some of the textile work I do which I originally started with my daughter. Now I focus on the foundation diploma in art and design – who advised a blog/website – there is some of the textile work on the website.

        The library closes at 13 hours on a Wednesday (I’d hate you to travel and find it closed) there is lots more to look at in Saffron Walden including the Fry Art Gallery (open part-time) – and Bridge End Gardens as well as Audley End very nearby.

        I do hope you will enjoy the exhibition – thank you for your interest

        Very best wishes Sara Booth

        Never sure if this arrived!

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