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

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Goodnight Children Everywhere!

Although the Material Girls will be stewarding this exhibition every day we thought it would be extra special if we were all there on Sunday 24th September so that you can meet the ARTISTS.  Our exhibition has free entry as it's in the Hayloft (above the café) and not in the main National Trust House. Hope to see you there!

Essex Life have an article in their Art Review September addition about this exhibition!and our exhibition at Loughton Art Centre.  It's a shame there's no link to our sites though......

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

'Environment Essex' 28th October- 9th November 2017

A new venue for us, we are looking forward to bringing this exhibition to Loughton Arts Centre, it's a lovely gallery on the High Road of Loughton,  Essex.