Gallery – Tactile Tectonics Exhibition

07/04/2018 @ 10:00 am – 12/05/2018 @ 4:00 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
ST13 6AD
Jane Wilde


The forthcoming Exhibition in the Gallery is an an exciting and unusual one with pieces made to be touched.

Weaving is not usually associated with 3-D forms but Stacey Harvey-Brown draws from natural forms found wherever she has travelled (New Zealand, Europe, US, South America).  Limestone cliffs, stalactites, strata layers were the initial inspiration behind Tactile Tectonics and developed during her Master’s degree (2011-14), but audience interpretation from joint exhibitions in New Zealand, North-West US (2014), Switzerland (2015), and Holland (2016) has led her recently to explore similar albeit living formations found in the sea – medusa, nudibranches, flatworms, seaweeds, corals – and develop some wearable pieces.  Made to be touched, this is truly a tactile exhibition.

Having lived in the Staffordshire Moorlands for over 25 years, Stacey Harvey-Brown is delighted to be doing her first solo exhibition at Foxlowe’s Art Gallery, Leek.  Beginning her study of weaving in Rudyard, nearly 30 years ago, and living for over 22 years in Lower Tean, she expanded her weaving studio and taught courses for 12 years before recently moving to South West France where she continues to teach and exhibit.  Weaving, although highly structured, also allows for tremendous creativity, and Stacey’s goal is to continue to create installations that engage with people and nature in different ways, blurring boundaries and opening up new ways of communicating through weave.

Preview Evening 7.00-9.00pm, Friday 6th April 2018.  Exhibition concludes Saturday 12th May 2018. 

The Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday: 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm.


For further information please contact Gallery co-ordinator

Jane Wilde – 07941548512