Sunday, 6 October 2019

Patterns of Inspiration

Our exhibition has been at Alchemy Gallery, Barleylands Craft Village for nearly a week and will be there until 30th October. Just a few images of our work to whet your appetite, as you can see from these images it is very colourful.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Sunday, 18 November 2018

New Members

 Last weekend Chris, Margaret and Miriam visited Enfield Embroiderers Guild and gave a talk 'Textiles in Trust.

This week we welcomed three new members, Maria Spiller, Jane Lock and Karen Wright. It's all stops out as we start working towards our exhibitions for 2019......

Monday, 25 June 2018

Membership Vacancies

The Material Girls are an established mixed media and textile exhibiting group based in Hornchurch, Essex. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 10am to 1pm to discuss our work for up-coming exhibitions and share our knowledge, help and support each other.
Members of the group are required to attend regularly and be prepared to take part in exhibitions and general running of the group. A fee is charged on a monthly basis to cover running costs but an additional top-up fee may be necessary when exhibitions are mounted.
Currently the group has vacancies. If you think you might like to be considered for membership please e-mail; for more details.
The deadline for submissions is 1st  September 2018.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Work must comes first!

Sadly due to increasing work commitments with her ‘day job’ Helen has decided to leave The Material Girls. She will be continuing to exhibit when she is able, we look forward to supporting her and seeing her future endeavours.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Goodnight Children Everywhere part 2

Our second exhibition in collaboration with National Trust Rainham Hall was a great success with almost 300 visitors in just ten days, here's a selection of images from our group project worked around a Morrison Shelter to our individual work.
The work for this exhibition was inspired by the wartime nursery at Rainham Hall, we took it a step further researching into this period both locally, nationally and into our own family histories.
We were inspired by the memories that many visitors shared with us of their experiences, some of them wrote these memories down for us and we hope to use these in another art piece in the future.

Group Project
Group Project
Group Project

Chris Spencer

Helen Wilson

Julie Chellingsworth

Jill Birleson

Vivien Mitchell

Sally Chinea

Margaret Lacy

Beverley Folkard

Marie Payne

Miriam Weaver