Saturday 28 July – Sunday 2 September
Hush is a completely new body of work by renowned Scottish textile artist Jane Hunter. The exhibition is inspired by the geology, landscape and seascape of Argyll's Secret Coast, where the gallery is located.
Jane Hunter is a Scottish Textile Artist, inspired by landscape, geology and maps. Predominantly working with cloth and threads, along with techniques of applique and embroidery, Jane creates artworks which present the physical, human and political landscape from a completely new perspective.
In 2017 Tighnabruaich Gallery invited Jane to spend time on Argyll’s Secret Coast to research the landscape and coastline in order to create a completely new body of work. Hush is the beautiful and visually stunning outcome of that year’s work.
‘With Hush my intention was to explore how aspects of the landscape had been formed. From ancient earth movements and the geological building blocks, to the sculpting of the rocks by water, wind and ice. How has this resulted in, or dictated, the land being used? What are the human forces that are changing or conserving aspects of the place? I hope Hush encourages the audience to connect with the physical place, and, ultimately, feel a deeper understanding and connection with this breath-taking landscape.’
Argyll’s Secret Coast, on the Cowal Peninsula, sits just on the north side of the Highland Boundary Fault. It is a mountainous area with deep sea lochs and glaciated valleys, making it a beautiful and perfect location for sailing.