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Pink Horse and Fried Egg

Tapestry
1979-1980 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Marta Rogoyska studied Fine Art at Leeds University and Tapestry at the Royal College of Art (1973-76). She has exhibited widely with solo shows at Centaur Gallery in London and Ligne Roset in Paris, and participated in group exhibitions including 'Contemporary British Tapestry' at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in Norwich. Rogoyska's work is in a number of public and private collections including City of Leeds Museums, the Centaur Gallery and the BBC, as well as the V&A. She has also worked on tapestry commissions for Castle Howard.

Rogoyska finds the process of weaving both physically and intellectually demanding, stating 'I see its affinities with life so much, balancing on this crazy tightrope, trying to be intelligent about the future, learn from the past and very much involved in the present.'


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-woven wool and cotton
Brief Description
Tapestry 'Pink Horse and Fried Egg' made of hand-woven wool and cotton, designed and made by Marta Rogoyska, England, 1979-1980.
Physical Description
Tapestry made of hand-woven wool and cotton. With a pink horse.
Dimensions
  • Length: 94cm
  • Width: 92cm
Production typeUnique
Gallery Label
Marta Rogoyska studied Fine Art at Leeds University and Tapestry at the Royal College of Art (1973-6). She has exhibited widely and her work is in a number of public and private collections. Rogoyska finds the process of weaving both physically and intellectually demanding, stating 'I see its affinities with life so much, balancing on this crazy tightrope, trying to be intelligent about the future, learn from the past and very much involved in the present'.(09/01/2008)
Object history
Purchased. Registered File number 1985/2.
Subject depicted
Summary
Marta Rogoyska studied Fine Art at Leeds University and Tapestry at the Royal College of Art (1973-76). She has exhibited widely with solo shows at Centaur Gallery in London and Ligne Roset in Paris, and participated in group exhibitions including 'Contemporary British Tapestry' at the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in Norwich. Rogoyska's work is in a number of public and private collections including City of Leeds Museums, the Centaur Gallery and the BBC, as well as the V&A. She has also worked on tapestry commissions for Castle Howard.



Rogoyska finds the process of weaving both physically and intellectually demanding, stating 'I see its affinities with life so much, balancing on this crazy tightrope, trying to be intelligent about the future, learn from the past and very much involved in the present.'
Bibliographic Reference
Sutton, Ann. British Craft Textiles, 1985
Collection
Accession Number
T.54-1985

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record createdOctober 20, 2006
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