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Art Exhibition:Spiralling Out by Dawn Hemming at Kirkgate Centre Bradford

Art Exhibition, Sat 14 May - Sat 4 Jun 2022, free entry

Spiralling Out

Spiralling Out

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Kirkgate Centre,

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Sat 14 May - Sat 4 Jun Spiralling Out by Dawn Hemming
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Spiralling Out is a collection of knitted mandalas, by Dawn Hemming, originally from Holmfirth and now based in Bradford. Dawn also addresses issues of mental health in her work and uses creativity as a way to provide healing.

She explains: “There’s a battle going on inside my head from spiralling negative thoughts that I find difficult to control, and knitting in the round has helped me combat that by giving me a way out. Not only do I prevent my thoughts from falling inwards into a downward spiral, I look ahead to the next round, imagining the edge and creating it, only to be replaced by another edge like an expanding universe. The work could potentially go on forever and sometimes I only stop because of time constraints or the growing ache in my hands.”
Dawn’s work combines mathematical structure with artistic flair. She uses traditional motifs alongside modern ones, mixing colours like paints so that no two creations are alike. But the mandalas also have a very personal feel: “The colours I use are influenced by landscapes and locations so that many of the pieces have place names. Sometimes it is a person that inspires me so some pieces are named after people. The wonderful thing about that is people’s names are historically linked to places, so it can be hard to tell them apart.”

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 May - Sat 4 Jun 2022
Dawn Hemming's Spiralling Out is at Trapezium Gallery on Kirkgate in Bradford city centre.

Opening times are Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11am - 3pm

There will be refreshments and a chance to meet the artist at the launch event on Saturday 14 May 12pm - 2pm


Free entry


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