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Vacation of the Woollies


Nov 29 2022 - May 01 2023

About The Event


Cliffe Castle Museum
Keighley, BD20 6LQ

We are  delighted to be share these textile sculptures with our visitors. They have been created by Virginija Kuosaitė-Knowles, the founder and director of the Young Masters Art School.  Virginija is originally from Zarasai; and now lives with her family in the Bradford District.  Textile sculpture is a new field for Virginija, inspired by the work of Mr Finch and she has created a beautiful group of colorful heroes from various inhabitants of the forest.

Virginija looks for materials for her figures in many places – much of it repurposed, creates the layout, and sews and knits her heroes herself. You can see well-known animals that live in the forest zone of Europe: bear, wolf, fox, badger, hedgehog and others. Virginijia’s artistic skills give them a unique look and turn them into fairy tale characters.