Mick Lindberg's second exhibition at the gallery, 'Stitched Stories', will open on Saturday November 14th
(until December 12th)
Born in Sweden in 1950, Mick Lindberg learned the art of needlework from her mother and grandmother. Throughout her life, her passion for textiles and fashion has influenced her career choices, first as model and photographer, now as a textile artist.
“I often receive, through the generosity of friends, bags & boxes with old cloth & fabrics, that for years have been hiding in attics and basements and cupboards. Neatly folded remnants of vintage fabrics... dusty William Morris linen and antique lace happily abandon their confinement into my hands... and start to weave their tale.
From such a fragment of cloth, sometime a whole character emerges, like a genie from a bottle.. evoking the memory of someone's grandmother, or maybe a naughty aunt.
I’m often asked from where I draw the inspiration for my characters, I always say - ‘they come to me’.
The fabric fragments from friends give me a sense of continuity, where I’m allowed to stitch my own story... in between the layering of memory & time.”
— Mick Lindberg, 2015