“Lifeline” Exhibition Opening by Margaret Smith
We would like to invite you to attend the next exhibition at The Heritage Gallery:
Thursday 16th August
5pm until 7pm
Margaret Smith will be celebrating 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.
We do hope you can make it to the opening, which offers a great opportunity to meet Margaret and ask any questions about the work on display.
Refreshments will be provided by the wonderful Iron Co Coffee House during the opening.
Parking & entry are free and feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone you feel would be interested.