CURRENT


portland-harbor.jpg

SUMMERTIME HOURS

The gallery is currently closed for an artist in residence and will not be open to the public until September.

Save the date for the opening of our fall exhibition, Tiny Pricks Projects (read an article in the New Yorker about the project here), opening Saturday September 14th and with more information on our Facebook event page.

We hope to see you in the fall and that you are enjoying your summer!

-Speedwell Projects


UPCOMING


Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 23.24.27.png


September 14 - November 3, 2019

with an opening on Saturday, September 14th, 6-8pm.

Tiny Pricks Project

Tiny Pricks is an ongoing community project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Since Weymar started the collaborative project in January of 2018, over hundreds of people across the world have submitted unique, hand-stitched contributions. This exhibition marks the first time the work will be on display in Maine. As a call to action, Weymar and Speedwell Projects invite the public to participate by contributing to the Tiny Pricks public archive. 

Tiny Pricks Projects holds a creative, accessible and cathartic space during a tumultuous political climate. The series counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, other social media, and Trump’s statements by utilizing vintage textiles as a memory-making timeline. Weymar references the key role embroidery played in the women’s suffrage movement and notes it is symbolic of warmth, comfort, craft, civility, care, and a shared history. 

July 22, 2019, the New Yorker Magazine highlighted this project:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/22/stitch-n-bitch-for-the-trump-era