Installation photos of exhibition On The Grid
At Gallery Oldham in Dec 2016.
Introduction to the catalogue essay by Gill Hedley (PDF):
When Ann Sutton was a small girl she and her mother went from home in Stoke-on-Trent to Altrincham,
Cheshire, to visit Auntie Elsie who ran a high quality bespoke dressmaking business. Her showroom was
not an easy place in which to entertain a toddler so Ann was plonked down in a changing room with a
cheval mirror but her reflection did not divert her. Instead, she was given a swatch of fabric samples.
The plain navy blue cloth was boring; the next, with a single white pinstripe in the warp, began to hold
her interest. The third sample had a second horizontal white line woven in the weft:
Evidently I was
very pleased with these three pages and turned them back and forth seeing how plain became stripe became
check, until it was time for tea.
Gill is an independent curator, writer and consultant on contemporary visual arts.