Meet Chesterfield’s creative ‘time traveller’

Rosie Gilligan discovers that a local teacher’s textile pictures are truly ‘art with a message’.

ANNE MENARY’S textile pictures are intriguing: Galileo’s garden; angels flying over the Rialto Bridge; tiny spacemen floating across outer space on voyages to Neptune, Titan and Venus. Her ‘Postcards from a Time Traveller’ series exhort us to ‘wear denim,’ or ‘pack a first-aid kit and paracetamol, those ‘G’ forces can really get to you’. It’s clear that Anne’s work is more than just stitching, embroidery or needlework. Carrying as it often does thoughtful and sometimes intriguing text, this is art with a message…

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