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image for Exhibition item typeSusie Freeman: WOWI+ at Ruthin Craft Centre

Exhibition, Sat 18 Jan - Sun 29 Mar 2020, free entry

Susie Freeman: WOWI+

Susie Freeman: WOWI+


A Retrospective of work by Susie Freeman including Pharmacopoeia with Dr Liz Lee.

Susie established herself as a textile artist of great originality early in her career. As a postgraduate student at the Royal College of Art, following Manchester School of Art where she had studied weaving, she invented a knitted network of pockets using a monofilament thread: into each small transparent pocket she dropped a tiny object before safely sealing them with a further row of knitting, and repeating this to construct the cloth. At the same time Susie explored different ways of using and showing these works by fashioning cowls, scarves and jackets. These wearable garments were very distinctive, selling at Chelsea Craft Fair and in galleries – and attracting an admiring, loyal following.

As her children grew up her strong ethical concerns for society found a voice through her friendship with Dr Liz Lee. Together they started to question our increasing dependence on medicines and Susie began to imagine how their ideas could be visualised through her work. Taking the name ‘Pharmacopoeia’ their collaboration used innovative artistic imagery to question social concerns around health. …..with the scale of the work escaping the confines of the tiny pockets. Huge suits of armour and flowing garments, constructed from metallic pill packets, describe the issues that the work addresses; issues which become more vital each day.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Sat 18 Jan - Sun 29 Mar 2020 10:00 to 17:30


Free entry

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Ruthin Craft Centre,
Park Road,
LL15 1BB



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Map reference: SJ 125585  Lat: 53.11648 Long: -3.30878

Situated in the town of Ruthin, just off the roundabout where the A494 and A525 converge.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 14 miles from Buckley station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups