Photos from onlocation

As mentioned before, the brief behind this exhibition was to create a wearable object to do with place, be that an actual place or imaginary ones.

Erika Marks, a jeweller and silversmith, who curated the show, made this beautifully embroidered belt, pictured below.
I'm afraid the colours didn't come out too well - it is a rich blue and mossy green map of the world, with an orange embroidered line showing Erika's path around the world, places she's lived and travelled too. It made me want to map my own path.
Wendy Louise Knight, a milliner, made this sewn, knitted and crocheted baby-carrier, filled with memories of places she'd been with her family, holidays and trips to the beach in a camper van.
Jelena Fischer produced this delicate and beautiful necklace, which looked like a collection of driftwood and beach-combings. It was made of hemp twine and porcelain pieces, in response to "my personal geography, the tracks I make."

Daniele Vesque made these giant wings, which cast shadows like line-drawings on the wall behind, inspired by dreams of flying.
Naomi Draper, a glass artist, made this mesh of knitted wire and glass beads with lichen threaded through. It can be worn as a collar and took inspiration from the forest park at Lough Key.
This dress was made by fashion designer Eileen Abbott, inspired by ancient symbols of life.
Soraya Ricalde, another jeweller, made this copper and red silk neck-piece inspired by the colours and shapes of the river walk in Dromahair, Co. Leitrim.
And finally, my own piece was made as a bag with attached torch that viewers could look inside. There were two small leather eye-holes on the front - one for looking, the other to shine the torch through.
Inside was a miniature felted scene, made from Shetland wool (with a tiny bit of merino for the green.)

Here is what I had written about it:
When I was a young adult, myself and my father took up walking the way-marked trails of Ireland, carrying on our backs the provisions we needed for several days at a time and camping en route. We often got soaked and developed blisters from our sub-standard walking gear, but the places we visited were beautiful: high, open, wild places with incredible views, and quiet, secluded woods, mossy and dark with tricking streams. This piece is a tribute to that time.