What a grand and sweltering evening at Jobling Gowler's office to announce the winners of their first biennial prize. The winner, applauded by an unanimously approving audience was Jackie Brough and her beautiful translucent textile hanging constructed from silk organza and locally manufactured ribbon which represents a vast 1752 Congleton Silk Mill. We love the apparently randomly placed beads which some how seem to stand for the souls of the anonymous workers who have worked in the huge building over the years. The loop had a quick chat with Jackie, who seemed really taken aback to have won. We weren't. That said the show represents a very high standard of entries and a most varied interpretation of the brief: We also liked Gareth Cowlin's ghostly 2 D piece 'silk' produced with Adobe Illustrator. Go and decide for yourselves.
pictures: Gareth Cowlin & Silk. And my thumb.
Jackie Brough & Silk Mill. Go and see how good it looks in the flesh.
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