“Lifeline” Exhibition by Margaret Smith
Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 16/08/2018 – 21/09/2018
Launching with a private view on Thursday 16th August, the latest exhibition at The Heritage Gallery continues:
Margaret Smith celebrates her 80th birthday with her eclectic solo exhibition “Lifeline” at The Heritage Gallery.
After starting her career in Local Government, at the Health Department in Middlesbrough, Margaret went on to passing her City & Guilds course in Fashion and landed her first job in teaching Dressmaking. From there her love of textiles and textures grew, teaching Mixed Crafts and expanding her skills at Middlesbrough College. Until Eventually she found what she was looking for. Margaret found herself immersed in a glorious range of techniques, textures and materials when she started doing her City & Guilds Embroidery course. And on the strength of her embroideries, Margaret was offered an exhibition at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, leading to the design and production of (with the help of friends) the “Captain Cook Panels”.
Margaret continued to teach at Middlesbrough College in the Textiles department, producing her own work and experimenting with her love of painting too.
This exhibition provides snippets into the life, love and passion of Margaret Smith’s 80 years and The Heritage Gallery is delighted to display this array of vibrant and inspiring work throughout August and September.
Exhibition runs until Friday 21st September 2018.