Scouring the British coastline for flotsam, Jo Atherton collects fishing line, netting and other unexpected items for her colourful tapestries. These orphaned objects, curated by the waves, are transformed into exciting, vibrant weavings, to be pondered and read anew. Jo has a keen interest in working with found objects and is fascinated by cultural memory. By collecting ordinary and extraordinary objects from the tideline, her vibrant tapestries become a means of telling stories of our time.
“There’s something in the water at Artistsmeet as we begin a creative 2016, showcasing an exciting new exhibition with a big pop of colour. The gallery will feature the work of Jo Atherton, an artist who creates fascinating and playful tapestries using debris and materials found from scouring the coastlines of the UK.” Artistsmeet Gallery, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Find out more about the Time & Tide exhibition and your chance to book a place on a free mini flotsam weaving workshop.