Exhibition Sunday 20th July to 3rd August, 15h-18h
Open every day
The exhibition "Dreams of the Orient", created by Charlotte Craig, depicts images of the Orient painted onto silk fabrics.
Charlotte was born in England, and spent much of her childhood in Iran. The colours of Isfahan, the ancient capital of Iran, are dominated by the turquoise mosques and the beautiful rose gardens. "These vivid colours and images are burned onto my retina", says Charlotte. "I wanted to share the beauty of Isfahan with people who haven't been lucky enough to see it first-hand. My paintings reflect my memories of that wondrous city."
As well as the rose garden and mosque paintings, there are also paintings of important motifs and images of Iran, such as the royal peacock, old tiles, and animal and flower motifs that feature in Oriental rugs. "The tribal designs are passed down from mother to daughter, and don't even exist on paper. I wanted to explore these images in a different medium."
The silk panels featured in the exhibition "Dreams of the Orient" offer a glimpse into the colour and richness of the Orient.