R-Space : Memory of Yarn

I paid a visit to R-Space with the X-E1 and 18-55mm lens to experiment in a different type of photographic environment. The R-Space Gallery was home of the ‘Mak-9 Things that fall in between exhibition‘ and currently houses the work of brilliantly talented Rachel Gomme a solo performance artist who uses knitting as a metaphor.

R-Space Lisburn
Rachel was knitting constantly from 11am to 4pm and presented a year long knitting experience, a visual timeline in yarn throughout 2010. Today was the opening performance that offered visitors a chance to learn and take part in the creation of ‘the memory of yarn’ with tutors on hand to teach a number of different techniques.

Rachel Gomme R-Space

It was great to revisit this brilliant, creative space and catch up with what Anthea and Robert have planned for the months ahead. As well as visual installation each exhibit in R-Space is accompanied by a series of workshops and artists talks. It is a gallery worth following on Facebook.

Rachel Gomme

There were still some remnants of the Mak9 exhibition left from last June, this really is a striking location.

Lotus Dewit’s amazing insects still remain on the old toilet. Scarily real, this is a place where time has stood still.

A house filled with history is a perfect location for a creative space focusing on craft and visual arts and the R-Space team really maximise its potential.

All photos were taken with the Fujifilm X-E1 with 18-55mm zoom lens. You can see more photos from the visit in the X-E1 flickr set.


Rachel Gomme
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David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.

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