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  • Spirits in the Sky: Nicola Henley Spirits in the Sky: Nicola Henley 10 Feb 2017

    The movement of birds in the environment is hauntingly captured in Spirits of the Sky, a new exhibition opening at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery in February. Artist Nicola Henley drew inspiration for the soaring images in her Spirits of the Sky exhibition from studying birds and their flight, with particular reference to the sky, air currents and changing light in different locations. Many of the exhibition pieces derive from time she spent at an artists’ retreat, Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. The converted crofters’ cottages are perched on the edge of a rocky, heather-covered peninsular, which juts out into the Atlantic sea, offering unique artists’ studios where sky and sea meet.

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