The Keeping Gallery

Displaying the work of Charles and Renate Keeping

This is a picture story about my family. A core theme of my work in the need to assimilate, and being the first generation in a new country and culture, the inevitable problems that this entailed.

 Some of the problems were very difficult at the time but with hindsight, I have tried to put  a more humorous slant on them. This frieze is worked in a mixed media of fabric, paint and stitch.

It was originally going to be called ‘A Pile of Rubbish’ and presented that way, using the format of packaging, adverts, etc; but of course using my own stories. I changed my mind about the presentation deciding to show it as a frieze.

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