Crown Street Gallery,
Monday, December 23, 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1ND
North East England
Helen Winthorpe Kendrick

“Bridging the Gap” is a textile art exhibition put together by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick currently showing in Crown Street gallery until January 9th. There are four main themes in the exhibition which explore how “Bridging the Gap” means making connections between different ideas and concepts. There are physical bridges like the Transporter Bridge or cobwebs or fences. There are also bridges which span time; not only our human scale of time but also space-time. In the year which seas the 50th anniversary of the first man to walk on the moon we are getting comfortable with the idea of bridging the gap between ourselves and the outer reaches of our solar system. Another theme that encompasses “Bridging the Gap” and which is explored by the exhibition is the way different cultures build bridges. Ideas from one country are adapted by others and gradually they change, like Chinese whispers, into something different and unique in its own right. The final theme that the exhibition explores is how people build bridges between themselves and those who may have an opposing opinion. Instead of saying “I am right and you are wrong”, people get on with each other by making compromises. Instead of there being just black and white there are shades of grey.