In the current dark era of Orwellian doublespeak the Kali Yuga is upon us. As foretold the era of quarrel and destruction is here; the four horseman of the apocalypse are running amok upon an open Pandora's Box of chaos. Among the tumult there is a silent sunflower world being destroyed, on an industrial scale, stripped of all colour, identity and humanity. It has no parent or guardian worthy of the name and the new world order will not give it a second chance to live. The sunflower by contrast to chaos has overwhelming silent dignity its branches made for love hang limp like a rain soaked emotion of longing. Here in the sunflower world lives the unborn. Hidden from view their short livescast in perpetual shadow, their one reality is their mother's womb and this place of sanctuary has been made a death row chamber, a twenty four week ticking Tot.
The abortion clinic is the first of the somer holiday camps; a baby's graveyard. The parentless moon-flowers on their lonely planet will stand sentinel for centuries like the Easter Island statues, standing there, mysterious, looking out across far horizons they will one day give Nuremburg witness to their own bloody story.
What will the baby experience before the hammer blow of destruction? It will witness an unknown foe dressed in a doctor's apron and a surgical mask. The child will feel only that last stab of pain as the sun flower light goes out and becomes perpetual moonlight grey. It is done; the boulder of innocence has been scraped. The empty womb. The bird has flown. Lark ascending.
More work can be seen at: www.judithgait.co.uk
The exhibition will open on the 8th December and run for one week at St.Mary's on the Quay Bristol BS1 1EB around the corner from Colston Hall.
Open Daily 10- 4pm
ON ABORTION: LATEST WORKS BY JUDITH GAIT MA
In the current dark era of Orwellian doublespeak the Kali Yuga is upon us.
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Bristol & Somerset-based enterprises Bristol Textile Quarter CIC, Botanical Inks, Fernhill Farm, Dash + Miller Ltd and The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd join forces to produce the Bristol Cloth:a 100% wool fabric of classic heritage-inspired design, prioritising locally sourced materials and manufacturing processes from the South West of the UK.
The Bristol Cloth design competition invited designers across the South West to submit weave design ideas throughout the summer, of which four entries have been shortlisted and displayed in the Bristol Green Capital Lab space during September. The Bristol public along with a selected panel of judges were then invited to vote for their favorite design and we ‘re delighted to now have the pleasure of unveiling the winning design as a finished piece of cloth in this Awards Ceremony on Wednesday October 28th.
The Bristol Cloth intends to challenge Bristol’s textile community to begin to explore what a more resilient textile economy may look like locally. For a city that has such a strong network that is working to make Bristol a sustainable food city, it seems logical that the next conversation could, and should be about textiles. The global food industry is the world’s most polluting industry, while the global textile and garment industry is a close second. With Bristol being Europe’s Green Capital of 2015 there really couldn’t be a better time to start a conversation that is currently missing from the local agenda.
The evening will finished with time for networking and connecting with Bristol’s textile community.
Event Producers:Babs Behan and Emma Hague
Suppliers:Botanical Inks, Bristol Textile Quarter, Fernhill Farm, Bristol Weaving Mill, Dash + Miller
Partners:Bristol 2015 Labspace, Bristol 2015, Made In Bristol.
Date:Wednesday 28th October
Time:18:30 – 21:00
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