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Yorkshire Sculpture Park launches new Mister Finch Textiles

26 May 2016

Renowned artist Mister Finch Textiles will premiere new work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in an exhibition opening on Monday 6 June.

The Midnight Meeting, a range of beautiful handcrafted animals, is part of this summer’s MADE, YSP Shop's changing programme of contemporary craft and applied arts which presents the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers. MADE runs at YSP Shop until 28 August 2016.

In The Midnight Meeting a fairy tale fox has borrowed the moon, hiding it inside a magical cabinet. Guarded by a pair of flower adorned hares and birds, the scene is a secret meeting to welcome the arrival of the first moths of spring at midnight. Prices for works included in The Midnight Meeting range from £480 for moths to £3,480 for the fox cabinet.

Leeds-based artist Mister Finch Textiles is totally self-taught and takes inspiration for his intricate work from a love of nature and folklore. The process of humanising animals with garments and shoes is something he has always done; allowing their characters to come alive, particularly at night in imagined scenarios.

The making process is incredibly important, with Mister Finch Textiles using mostly recycled materials to create his works believing this allows for more character, charm and authenticity to show through. It is from his small but beautifully adorned studio where he makes everything himself, by hand.

YSP Shop showcases original work by international artists and contemporary designers and makers, along with exclusive ranges to accompany YSP’s world-class temporary exhibition programme, providing a unique alternative to high street shopping.



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Mister Finch Textiles, Flower birds and Fox cabinet. Courtesy the artist

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Mister Finch Textiles, Flower hares. Courtesy the artist

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Mister Finch Textiles, Spring Moths. Courtesy the artist

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