The Crypt will be hosting Tea Flora Tales, an art installation by Cas Holmes. It will be on display from the 3rd March until the 19th May.
Tea Flora Tales is an ongoing stitched collaboration composed of small postcard size pieces of cloth and paper (from old embroidery and flora books). It has been six years in the making. Stitched contributions have been created by individuals from all over the world. The project reflects the need to preserve our wild flowers and related habitat and raises awareness of the work of the charity Plantlife.
The installation has been shown in venues internationally and Rochester Cathedral will be the last chance to see it. As Plantlife has it’s flagship reserve across the river in Ranscombe Farm, Cuxton, this is a homecoming of sorts for the exhibition.
Cas Holmes will also be exhibiting at Rochester Art Gallery from the 1st March until the 19th May.
Cas Holmes is an artist, teacher and author living in the UK. She trained in painting and photography at the University of Creative Arts, Kent followed by further scholarships studying paper and textiles in Japan and India.Working with textiles and mixed media, she creates textile collages using discarded and ‘found materials’. These are torn, cut, and re-assembled creating translucent layers, which connect drawing, painting and image with cloth and stitch.