Hanging exhibition of white embossed squares

Enbosu and starbusts with Wendy Daws

It’s incredibly fitting that the exhibition to follow on from Ted Hannaford’s is Enbosu. From the Japanese meaning ‘to emboss’, Wendy’s exhibition is certainly eye-catching (if you’ll excuse the pun) and is wonderfully tactile too. Wendy dedicates a lot of her time to community work but this body of work is all about Wendy Daws…. Continue Reading

The Man Behind the Miles: Ted Hannaford at No.34

Sittingbourne resident, Ted Hannaford, committed much of his life to the art of French knitting. His extensive final creation is being featured in our Window Gallery throughout August. Sadly, though, Ted is unable to see this exhibition for himself. Mr Hannaford passed away in early 2017, leaving behind a life long legacy. To get the measure… Continue Reading

Fabric pods on a shelf

Stitching the Unseen with Alison Blackburn

In July, experienced textiles artist Alison Blackburn (often referred to as The Stitchist) exhibited Seldom Seen at No.34. Seldom Seen is a display of pieces of work created by Alison as she developed a full body of work titled 28days, which she would later feature in group exhibition SICK! Living with invisible illness. Seldom Seen was, for all intents… Continue Reading

Snapshots of Sweeps with Mike Snarr

To coincide with the May festivities, No.34 had photographer and lighting designer Mike Snarr exhibiting a collection of classic black and white prints of the Sweeps festival throughout the month. Taken using 35mm film and printed in a dark room, Mike’s photos captured the spirit and substances of the annual Sweeps festival that happens in Rochester each… Continue Reading

Mr and Mrs Polluto by Total Insight Theatre – Small Is Beautiful Commission Winner

Earlier this year Ideas Test created our Small Is Beautiful Commission. We wanted to support performance work that was able to go to the smallest spaces and, most importantly, spoke to our audiences. Ideas Test asked a panel consisting of 4 community members from Swale and Medway to look at the all the submissions and… Continue Reading