A different kind of collaboration currently (April 2019) at the Parndon Mill Gallery in Harlow, which as the theme for their latest exhibition ‘A Sense of Touch’ features artworks that are tactile, and are hung contrary to the usual ‘Do Not Touch’ mantra of galleries, as handling and touch of the artworks in this show is very much encouraged.
Three artists from The Gallimaufry Collective contributed to the artworks on display.
Mark created a vibrant dual purpose painting. The brightly coloured surface for the visually impaired, hides a papercut, the letters of which can be felt, rather than read.
Jo has created a set of five colourful framed backlit artworks. The paint applied with a range of applications and the paper surface punctured, giving a tactile quality to the surface and allowing the light to penetrate the holes.
Caroline created a textile abstract, which has a variety of stitching, threads, and intricate beadwork on a variety of surfaces, that make up this malleable, tactile artwork.