Expo De Kliuw - KunstSmullen Heeze

19_Kunstsmullen-DeKliuwFrom October 12th - November 3rd 2019 the yearly Art and Food event KunstSmullen will be held at the three villages Heeze-Leende-Sterksel, NL. My work will be exhibited at Gallery De Kliuw, Heeze on the three October Saturdays and Sundays during the event from 11:00 - 17:00 hrs. Admission free.

8th International Fine Arts Festival, Slovenia

19_Black and White_KranjHonoured to be in this Black and White fine arts exhibition with three invited artworks. My page in the catalogue.


RMBRNDT_Mirjam-werk(700)Yes, it's true indeed. There she is, The Embrace, in the middle of the room. A tat collapsed but in excellent company of 24 exciting and very different artworks, selected from over 200 entries.
Still to be visited and bought if wished until October 13th, RMBRNDT.NU, Klaproos, Amsterdam

Not your mother's Rembrandt

Delighted to be in this exhibition! It will show out-of-the-box and surprising artwork, all inspired by the Old Master.

Pet-JacobsM_The Embrace(700)The Embrace, 2019

Earlier this year I made this soft sculpture inspired by Rembrandt's The Jewish Bride. My aim was to catch the texture of the paintwork and the over-all intimacy of this gorgeous painting. I have used a wrapping technique I developed for a workshop I had given at a primary school the year before. It was delightful to search in my stash of scraps, threads and yarns for the right colours and fabric qualities to make it as rich as possible. An interesting, very painterly technique, especially as I hadn't able to use my sewing machine and had to sit most of the time. Sometimes making the best of a situation offers opportunities to discover new approaches and constructions.

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QA exhibitions are off

Both new exhibitions of the international group Quilt Art, Material Evidence and Traces, and a beautiful new accompanying book (more than a catalogue) have had a successful launch. Well-received, well-visited and with some sales we are happy to proceed. For next venues and dates, please visit the QA website (the book can be acquired there too) or the homepage of my website.

19_QA-MatEv_Menier_Mirjam(700)Installation view of Material Evidence at Menier Gallery, London, June 2019.
From left to right, work by Fenella Davies, Eszter Bornemisza, Janet Twinn, Yael David-Cohen en Mirjam Pet-Jacobs.

19_QA-Traces_Birmingham(700)Installation view of Traces at the Festival of Quilts Birmingham, August 2019.
From left to right work by Sara Impey, Yael David-Cohen, Mirjam Pet-Jacobs. Small works by Yael David-Cohen, Sara Impey and Fenella Davies.