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June 5, 2019

A Shepherd's Daughter | Nigel Cheney at Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

05/06/2019 – 29/06/2019 – 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
Island Arts Centre, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn
PREVIEW – Wed 5 Jun, 7.30–9pm Nigel Cheney is a Leicestershire based textile artist who is inspired by family history and a love of nature, birds and animals, using digital print and embroidery as a means to explore ideas of memory, myths, fact and fiction. His mother’s birth certificate lists her father’s occupation as ‘Shepherd of Bumblebee Cottages’. It is the stuff of fairytales. This exhibition of drawings and textile artworks uses the lens of her life as a vehicle to examine our shared experiences of living in a rural farming town whilst working in the textile industry. The natural…
A Shepherd’s Daughter | Nigel Cheney at Island Arts Centre, Lisburn