Songs from the wood...


Morwenna Catt - Shaman Birds

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Monday, 16 October 2017 (All day) - Sunday, 26 November 2017 (All day)
Whole Venue: Open Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 5pm
Exhibitions are also open to view on evenings when the venue opens for performances. Sunday opening times are from 1 hour before the performance starts.

Songs from the wood and other stories is an eclective retrospective of Morwenna Catt who is an internationally exhibiting artist / designer with a specialism in textiles & sculptural textiles, living and working between the UK and Norway


Morwenna first exhibited with the Lawrence Batley Theatre way back in 1995 (22 years ago!) with her "x-ray series" becoming one our Event Exhibition for the Comedy Club, and a feature as part of transformation of the Foyer for that year's Christmas show "Wind in the Willows"


Her work often responds to literary and heritage themes.


Recent work includes "Sweethearts" a large scale textile installation about the way we remember and commemorate WWI.


She is in the initial stages of working on a series of 'modern Shamanic' pieces based on folkloric tales and the threads of DNA that stitch our ancient past to the complexities of our modern lives, creating embroidered totemic creatures, gowns and headdresses.  


Morwenna has developed a parallel freelance Art & Design career; managing, devising, consulting and leading arts projects and workshops in community and public settings as well as illustration, design and commissions.


She has worked on many large scale projects and events as both a Creative Director and as a hands on artist, designing and making extravagant costumes and big build structures for events and Theatre companies and creating props and scenic elements for private gatherings and functions.


Previous commissioners include;


English Heritage

Lincolnshire WIldlife Trust

Bradford Metropolitan Council

Stockton International Riverside Festival

Lincolnshire County Council

Emergency Exit Arts

They Eat Culture

Stockton Museums Service

Bradford Galleries and Museums

Bronte Parsonage Museum

Preston Guild

Chrysalis Arts

Middlesborough Council

Stellar Projects

Dr Barnardos

Council for Mosques

Griffin Theatre

Q20 Theatre


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