The First Cut – Susan Stockwell

I met Susan Stockwell last year when I was exhibiting in the Art of Mapping with TAG Fine Arts so I was very happy to find out that she was also exhibiting in the First Cut exhibition in Manchester.  I am a big fan of her work so it was a great opportunity to see more, check out her website for more info and images of her work.

When I arrived at Manchester Art Gallery to start the installation of my work they were in process of installing one of Susan’s pieces, Imperial Quilt, which is a quilt made of hand sewn maps, you can imagine how fragile it is. It was fascinating to watch them install it. The team of technicians were amazing, they didn’t seem phased by the fragility of the work they were installing at all

Here are a few photos of how they did it.

Installation at Manchester Art Gallery of Imperial Quilt 

© Susan Stockwell 2005

Installation at Manchester Art Gallery of Imperial Quilt

© Susan Stockwell 2005

Installation at Manchester Art Gallery of Imperial Quilt

© Susan Stockwell 2005
Installation at Manchester Art Gallery of Imperial Quilt

© Susan Stockwell 2005
Installation at Manchester Art Gallery of Imperial Quilt

© Susan Stockwell 2005
And here are a couple of photos of the piece installed, courtesy of Susan herself.
 Imperial Quilt installed in Manchester Art Gallery

© Susan Stockwell 2005
 Imperial Quilt installed in Manchester Art Gallery

© Susan Stockwell 2005

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