Installation photos of exhibition On The Grid
At Gallery Oldham in Dec 2016.
Introduction to the catalogue essay by Gill Hedley (PDF):
When Ann Sutton was a small girl she and her mother went from home in Stoke-on-Trent to Altrincham,
Cheshire, to visit Auntie Elsie who ran a high quality bespoke dressmaking business. Her showroom was
not an easy place in which to entertain a toddler so Ann was plonked down in a changing room with a
cheval mirror but her reflection did not divert her. Instead, she was given a swatch of fabric samples.
The plain navy blue cloth was boring; the next, with a single white pinstripe in the warp, began to hold
her interest. The third sample had a second horizontal white line woven in the weft:
Evidently I was
very pleased with these three pages and turned them back and forth seeing how plain became stripe became
check, until it was time for tea.
Gill is a writer, an independent curator and a consultant on contemporary visual arts.