Underfoot – Exhibition Starts

Welcome to our new exhibition in the Upper Gallery…

Breakaway is a group of 10 members from Cheshire and Staffordshire. The group has been together for 12 years, over which time members have developed their individual textile interests and skills. Our work is mainly with fabric and stitch, but often includes mixed media and paper. A variety of materials are explored as research develops and inspiration grows. During our time together we have exhibited widely in Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

For this exhibition the theme of Underfoot was chosen.  This has enabled a wide variety of interpretations from the shoes we wear on our feet to the surfaces we find at our feet, both above and below ground.

Group Projects

A workshop with Jennifer Collier produced some exciting paper shoes which will be on show here.

Another workshop with Rachael Singleton inspired the printed and embroidered pebbles.

Members were also challenged to customise a pair of used ballet shoes in whichever way they wished.


Four of the artists will be present at the opening day to meet guests.


Exhibition Sat 13th January to Saturday 9th March.

The Gallery will be open from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm each week, and the first Sunday in each month, 11am to 4pm.


Jan 13 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD