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ONE TWO FIVE GALLERY IN BATH

the new ONE TWO FIVE GALLERY IS AT 4 ABBEY GREEN, BATH BA11NW

5 minutes from Bath Spa Train station ( from Paddington every half hour)

2 minutes south of Bath Abbey

The gallery where you will find Carole Waller clothes exclusively now in the UK – alongside beautiful ceramics by Gary Wood and wonderful colourful jewellery by Annie Beardsley

Under a beautiful tree in a Georgian square in the middle of Bath, surrounded by great people and a lovely guest house at Three Abbey Green

Open  Wednesday to Sunday 11 – 5pm

Come and visit us to buy or commission  the latest collections of clothes exclusively available from the gallery where Carole is often to be found – or make an appointment to see her.

T 07803 033629

 

 

NEW LOCATION CENTRAL BATH

One Two Five Gallery as moved to 4 Abbey Green in Bath BA11NW

OPEN 11 – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday or by appointment call 07803 033629

‘wrapped’ – Select Festival

May 2nd saw the opening of the ‘Wrapped’  exhibition at One Two Five Gallery (do have a look and like our Facebook page for notifications of our activities) The gallery was then located on Box Road, near Bath.

The exhibition runs until May 24th and is part of the Select Festival based in and around Stroud for the next three weeks.

katy lux webKaty Luxton shows 3D printed necklaces, earrings and bracelets of such satisfying precision and luminous  colour. She makes a drawing, translates it into a digital file, has it printed and then hand dyes the final three dimensional nylon form.

IMG_7240Annie Beardsley works with lightweight aluminium and heat transfer printing – sublimating imagery onto both sides of the metal so that the interior and exterior of her beautiful rings and cuffs transmit colour and narrative.

Alice Butler Print on debris for inviteAlice Butler prints onto debris from skips – her witty images are found on broken slate , paving stone and tiles. In her second year at Bath Spa University , She says:

‘I have been exploring ‘wrapped in the man-made’. During my excursions into the inner city I found glimpses of beauty all around and took the opportunity to capture them. For me, the contrast of colour, composition and fabric found on concrete creates a refreshing snapshot of the mundane. Transferring the photographs onto found materials brings texture and presence.’

Two figures in a landscape web‘Two figures in a landscape’ by Gary Wood , who has made a completely new body of amazingly powerful ceramic forms. He describes it thus :

‘This is my response to a photograph of two Sri Lankan monks. I am particularly interested in the folds in their robes …….. the resulting piece of work aims to reflect the quiet energy emanating from the photograph but also carries with it a suggestion of landscape and movement. A photograph of Burmese nuns in pink robes triggered the smaller torso forms. these pieces refer to containment and protection.

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For my own – I went recently to the Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford (which is the most wonderful place ) – looked at feather cloaks , mummified animals, Aleut seal intestine coats – and thought about the way cloth acts as a second skin for us from birth to death.

aleut coatThis is a coat made of thin horizontal strips of seal gut hand sewn together so finely you can barely see the seams.  Given the fragility of the material the workmanship is extraordinary. They were made by Aleut/Unangan people on the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in the early 19th century.

I tore a small piece of wool gauze and magnified it to make a screen printable image to put back onto the same fabric made into dresses and shawls – layering up the grid imagery to allow the woven structure of the cloth to become its own decoration and create its own narrative.

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wrapped warren dress frontSilk crepe printed and painted dress with a necklace by Annie Beardsley.

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The collection will be posted in the shop of the website very soon!

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Women of Bath March 2015

On March 9th 2015 I had the honour – and fun – of presenting a small informal fashion show for Bath Councillor and Mayor, Cherry Beath as part of her event ‘Women of Bath’.

This was to celebrate the  amazing achievements of women in Bath at the time of International Women’s Day on March 8th and raised money for the Mayor’s Relief Fund –  which offers real and immediate help to individuals in Bath.
It was a wonderful event attended by gorgeous women – and some lovely men.

I try to make clothes which can be worn by all ages – which completely goes against the grain of fashion marketing which targets a specific demographic – but transgenerational is the word for me I am afraid
I asked 20 wonderful real women to model for me and they all said yes.
My daughter Geena’s friend, Ciara, was the youngest and some of my fantastic third year students from Bath Spa University Contemporary Arts Practise Course , fellow retailers from the Shed – new and old friends –  joined the set. Amongst  the wonderful, good humoured and beautiful others, we convinced Lisa Brett, the lovely Deputy Mayor, Barbara Walker, one of my most loyal clients, and the lovely JoJo Stanton Iles, who produced my last show at the Octagon, so deserved a more front of house role this time!!

Emily Taylor graduated in contemporary Dance from Bath Spa a few years ago and who runs ‘Must Dash Dance’ . She and I have worked together several times and she agreed to choreograph my women …….
After several weeks of making clothes and meeting models it began to come together when re started to rehearse on the Monday afternoon . We mixed my painted clothes with the amazing creations of Ray Harris – who also designs my shapes and came specially this evening to oversee and added his special calming presence.
The great and the good arrived at the Guildhall in Bath at 6pm and Margaret Heffernan gave a great talk about life! – She talked about ‘the journey from trying to fit in – to trying to stand out’
I believe my clothes stand out and I know they don’t fit in to the commercial rules of the fashion world – but they have some kind of energy and they do come to life when they are worn and bringing them to life in this way makes me supremely happy . The clothes are part of my spring collection and will be on the website very soon if not already there ……

Some pictures by Kevin Mitchell :
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Thanks to Mayor Cherry Beath for inviting me to be involved in her event –  and for her patience , thanks  to Lorraine Morgan Brinkhurst for organisation, to Sandra Flower for front of house organisation, her helpfulness to me and for administration.

My great thanks to Caroline Kay Mouat for her marvellous voice and to Ruth Kenyon for her beautiful playing of the harp, and to my wonderful models and choreographer Emily Taylor. Also to my students form Bath Spa University who modelled, assisted, performed and laughed……. and especially to Emily Caldwell for her performance piece.
Thanks to Fran Landsman for the little video of the day whcih will be published soon ,  and to Kevin Mitchell and Naomi Wood for photos.
Thanks to ARTIZAN BARTLETT ST for such fantastic hair and Bath Media Make Up for the loveliness of the faces …….

And to the Sponsors of the Mayor’s event  to raise money for the Mayor’s Relief Fund ,

Thank you to : The Charter Trustees of the City of Bath,  to Crest NicholsonCuro, and  Ralph Allen Press

and to Naomi Wood for the great pictures of preparations  which will be found on my Facebook page.

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Frozen World at Lacock Abbey

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Locating glass panel paintings in a new environment changes the work  – it adapts to its environment and mingles with its surroundings.

This opportunity was afforded me last week when I installed ‘Station’ in the expansive grounds of Lacock Abbey for their Winter Exhibition,

Reflections of Winter ‘Frozen World’.

Horizons in the paintings and the actual landscape coincidentally lined themselves  up and the caught image of the central figure is opposite the window from which WIlliam Henry Fox Talbot took the first photographic negative.

The images were actually drawn from photographs I took in Paddington Station of anonymous travellers crossing back and forth over the shiny floor of the station forecourt

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Lacock Abbey was founded in 1232 and was used as an Augustinian nunnery until 1539 and the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII.

Parts of the nunnery, including the cloisters, chapter house and sacristy, were preserved when the building was converted into a private residence in 1550.

The owner, Sir William Sharington, had travelled in Italy and he introduced the new Italian architecture to Tudor England.

Sir William died childless in 1553 and the abbey was inherited by his niece Mrs John Talbot.

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A have a patch of it for myself briefly  ……. it is beautiful and peaceful.

the NEW YEAR SALE

 

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A sale  of my painted clothes and scarves runs until 18/01/2015  – at the new ONE TWO FIVE Gallery

at the SHED Box Road near Bath – 11 – 5pm daily.

Hope to see you there – fab coffee , cake and food too

Christmas and beyond

ONE TWO FIVE Gallery has moved into our new space in the SHED on Box Road  near Bath – and The Christmas Exhibition has been going really well – thank you for all your support – its great to meet up with old friends and meet new ones in this  friendly and unique retail complex –  it has a  good cafe and parking, 3 miles away from the city centre, on the London side of Bath, on the A4 .

We have beautiful pieces from Annie Beardsley, Robert Race , john Krynick, Orson Kartt , Gary Wood and my own new velvet and wool  jackets, coats , tops and scarves to show you every day from 11 – 5pm – up  until December 24th when we close at 2pm.

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We re-open on january 3rd at 11 am with a SALE of my clothes from previous collections.

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS !

ONE TWO FIVE GALLERY

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ONE TWO FIVE GALLERY is at 4 Abbey Green Bath BA11NW.

Visit the website to find out more: www.onetwofivegallery.co.uk
OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY between 11am and 5pm and  by appointment any other time.

Appointments: 07803 033629.

You will find my painted clothes, scarves, glass and paintings, ceramics – and either myself, Carole Waller, or Gary Wood looking after the space.
We are showing a beautiful collection of Gary Wood’s stoneware ceramics – from his art collection of studio pieces alongside his beautiful functional teabowls available in the gallery and online at the tea bowl company website

I moved to Bath in 1994 with the idea that I wanted a shop window with a studio behind – It has taken a while as I was busy with shops such as Harvey Nichols, Liberty of London , Bergdorf Goodman in New York and galleries all over the world –  so i have been tucked away in my garden studio for all this time. Finally, after 17 fantastic years putting on exhibitions at the private gallery in the house at ONE TWO FIVE – we are delighted to have relocated  the gallery  at 4 Abbey Green in the middle of the city under the lovely plane tree in the square close to the Abbey.

Walk this Way is here

Thank you to William King for this wonderful little film which captures the feel of the Fashion Show in May at the Octagon in Milsom  Place in Bath – so well.

It is all about contrast – how to wear interesting clothes in your own style, whether you are 16 or 76 ….. my clothes were styled with collections from BLUE in Bath.

Will Renel made and played on the night some great music – of which the film only uses a tiny portion – and Emily Taylor choreographed the models – my  friends, my daughter’s friends and staff from the RUH Cancer Unit

Enjoy!

Walk This Way Fashion Show With Carole Waller and Blue

Summer Exhibition at One Two Five Gallery

Gary and I are now preparing for the Summer Exhibition at one two five gallery and hope you may be able to drop in between June 21st and 28th anytime between 11 and 6pm daily – Gary has some fascinating new pieces on show and I am showing all the clothes from the Fashion Show in May  – we raised some funds for the RUH and St Johns Hospital and we hope this will help in a small way the Art at the Heart project for the  new Cancer Care Unit at the RUH in Bath – and the St Johns Hospital Community Projects

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