A Christmas Carole

Detail on Carole Walter's 'Christmas tree'
You'll find this just inside the front doors of the Victoria Art Gallery
You’ll find this just inside the front doors of the Victoria Art Gallery
Detail on the hanging
Detail on the hanging

Every year the Friends of the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath invite a member of the local creative community to make a Christmas tree.

The commission this year – made up of dye on silk/viscose –  has been done by textile designer and artist Carole Walter – with help from Mary Kelly, Sae Murai and Felicity Jowitt from Bath Spa University’s Contemporary Arts Practice.

Carole – who was born in Birmingham in 1956 – began making wearable art in 1986.

Her work can be found in many books on contemporary textiles and there are examples of her work in the V & A in London.

She sells through outlets like Harvey Nichols and Liberty of London – and even Bergdorf Goodman in New York.