Kingfly: In My Safe Space

19 December 2023 - 3 March 2024
10:30am - 4pm
Free to all

Discover David Morrish's inaugural solo exhibition, "Kingfly: In My Safe Space," showcasing his digital embroidery artistic evolution from award-winning debut to current explorations, highlighting his resilience and emotional range.

From his acclaimed debut at the 2019 Hand & Lock and Wilcom Digital Embroidery Award to his current explorations at the Royal School of Needlework, David's digital embroidery’s evolution is brought to life.

"Kingfly: In My Safe Space" is a showcase of artistry and resilience. David's artwork spans a wide emotional spectrum, from lifelike pet portraits to thought-provoking reflections on life and death. The exhibition highlights pieces that echo his struggle with PTSD and his remarkable recovery. These works are juxtaposed with his innovative embroidery luxe prints, creatively transformed into furniture designs in collaboration with his wife, Alison.

As an Embroiderers' Guild Scholar and Craft Council member, David has collaborated with celebrities like Dannii Minogue. He has been featured on the television show BBC2 "Make It at Market" presented by Dom Chinea. He is also celebrated as a QEST scholar, enhancing his fusion of digital-hand embroidery.

One of David's pieces, "Original Stained Glass Window for a Dear Friend," has earned a place in the prestigious Diana Springall Collection.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear him speak about his experience at the Gallery on Saturday, February 17th, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

In conjunction with the exhibition, there is a competition where visitors can win a unique art piece created by David. To participate, simply follow @thesunbury_gallery and kingfly_embroidery on Instagram and suggest a name for the art piece. The best title will be the winner.

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The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery

The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, The Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey, TW16 6AB

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