Contemporary Textiles at Park’s Cafe

Tamara Jelača, member of Droitwich Arts Network, is displaying her contemporary textiles throughout August Park’s Cafe in Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa. Tamara is Serbian artist based in Droitwich Spa since 2013 who works predominantly in the field of contemporary textiles. Since she graduated textile design from the Art University in Belgrade in 1996, Tamara experimented with different textile materials and techniques, but in last decade she grows more interest in embroidery and stitching.

Summer Garden 1-2

Tamara was taking a part in over 70 group exhibitions and projects in Serbia and abroad (Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany, Bolivia, United Kingdom). She exhibited her work in 9 solo exhibitions.

Tamara said: “Embroidery for me is a kind of meditation. The process is slow, the drawing is showing up slowly. I love the fact that I can touch and feel the line. Each line gives me enough time to think and discover what the process itself means to me.”

For the exhibition in Park’s Cafe Tamara has made a selection of 16 works dated from the early 2000s to 2016. Exhibited works are contemporary embroidered textiles, ‘illustrations’ and embroidered and quilted wall decorations. Tamara explained: ” I always look for an inspiration around me. It can be a song, a book, piece of poetry or quotation, a person or particular situation, even TV programme or newspaper article. I am also very introspective person and, therefore, a great source for the inspiration. I like to add a bit of humour and I love to hear different interpretations of my work. As a member of the Droitwich Arts Network I am happy to have an opportunity to show a selection of my work for the first time in solo exhibition in Droitwich. ”

Faceless - Our boy

The exhibition will be opened until 29th August and can be visited during the opening hours of Park’s Cafe (Monday to Saturday  9am – 4pm, 4 Victoria Square, Droitwich Spa).  All artworks are for sale but do come along to see Tamara’s work and enjoy a cup coffee as well.

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