News and Events
Macabre Monthly Online Markets
Patternorium is extremely excited to announce that from the 1st November we are going to be participating in the Macabre Monthly Online Markets which take place on a designated Facebook page. For people who don't know how an online market works, you simply click on the link on my Patternorium Facebook page for that months market, and shop from a variety of awesomely talented artists and makers with a decidedly macabre edge. Markets are held on the 1st of every month 7-10pm and vendors will be posting 2 at a time every 5 minutes with pictures of the items, descriptions and instructions on how to purchase. Its a great opportunity to buy unique and original works, there will be fabulous discounts, one-off items, new product launches and all manner of goodies available. Nothing could be simpler, so grab a drink, settle in, and enjoy shopping from the comfort of your own home.
Patternorium has a new Stockist. From 1st October a selection of our fabulous designs will be available for purchase on super-soft vegan suede cushions, melino linen fabric covered A5 notebooks, original art work necklaces, lasercut wooden bookmarks, framed prints and greetings cards.
All at the rather wonderful Handmade Boutique in the Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull. As the name suggests the shop is full of delightful handmade products by some very talented designers.
Prize Winning Installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Patternorium owner/designer Jo Burgess won the Deans Prize for her Large Gothic Installation, showing at Wolverhampton Art Gallery as part of the MA show. Entitled 'Altered State' the work embodies a visual representation of experiencing an Altered State, utilising Victorian Gothic inspired style to express the disconnect with others and with one's self.
Jo's Masters project for which she achieved a 'distinction' explored the links between altered states, creativity and mental disorders. The investigation combined in-depth research with innovative practical experimentation using surface pattern design across various media, including textured wallpapers, different fabric types and glass tiles.
Public Exhibition - Mander Shopping Centre, Wolverhampton
Jo Burgess of Patternorium was commissioned by the Mander Centre to create a large scale public exhibition in an empty retail unit within the shopping centre. Jo devised the concept, designed and produced the wall panels and undertook an extensive research project; collating a vast wealth of artworks, art history, education and exploration from a wide variety of sources to produce a cohesive and comprehensive portrayal of the City's proud history. The 'In The City Art Experience' exhibition gave an opportunity for the Mander Centre to engage with the people of Wolverhampton whilst commencing their regeneration and re-branding activities. To inform and inspire with the story of the importance of art on the culture and society of Wolverhampton from the birth of the City to the present day.