Exhibition of needlework inspired by tattoos launches at The Station

An exhibition of needlework inspired by tattoos launches at The Station in Richmond this week.

The Tattoos in Thread event featuring the work of Darlington artist Julie Wilkerson runs from September 7 to 18.

Julie said her love of needlework began as a young girl.

She added: “My love of tattooing began aged 18, when I had my very first tattoo. The two came together when in 2017 when I did my first piece of textile work, inspired by my daughter’s tattooed sleeve.

“And so then began my desire to marry the two passions — tattoos and needlework with one inspiring the other.

“And the culmination is now this, my first solo exhibition; showing that one art form with a needle can inspire and bring about another art form, also done with a needle.”

Jenny Raspbeary, gallery coordinator at The Station, said: “This is a unique opportunity to see a completely different medium expressing tattoos at The Station.

“Julie Wilkerson is an artist to be in the watch list for the future.”