Arrange Whatever Pieces Come Your Way was established in 2016 by Annabelle Harty and Sheelagh Boyce. At the centre of their partnership is a shared interest and experience in architecture, art, food and fashion. Over the years they have developed a way of seeing that is described in these quilts through their execution, their design and their materiality. They produce objects that describe our united sensibilities from our lives in Glasgow and London.
The subject or shapes created in each quilt begin with a relationship between the fabrics chosen and the particular building, landscape or context that it describes. From collected images, travels, ideas and memories, we take an architect, building or place and respond to these in either intimate detail or broad context. Some ending with more literal or graphic representations while others, taken from a micro or macro view, appear more abstracted.
Sheelagh Boyce was born in Glasgow in 1969. She studied education and taught in Primary Schools in Glasgow for 20 years. Sheelagh lived in Berlin with her partner, Martin Boyce and their two sons from 2005 - 2007. She managed the design and renovation of their Arts and Crafts home from 2013 - 2014. She studied quilting under the master sewer, Patricia McIndoe in Glasgow from 2013 - 2016, before establishing Arrange Whatever Pieces Come Your Way with Annabelle Harty. She has travelled extensively in Europe and has a strong interest in architecture, art and design. Through the combination of teaching and nurturing her interest in the arts, she has developed a strong understanding of the importance of design and Communication.
Annabelle Harty was born in 1965 in London. Having worked at the Royal College of Art and lived in Havana, Cuba for a year, she moved to Glasgow to study Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art. In her year out Annabelle worked for Martorell, Bohigas and Mackay in Barcelona on the Olympic Village, before returning to complete her Diploma in Florence and Glasgow. After graduating, she worked for Benson + Forsyth for five years on the Museum of Scotland project in Edinburgh. She is a model maker and skilled craftsperson and in 2002 formed Henderson Press, a publishing business, through which she handmade artist’s books. She established Harty and Harty Architects in 1997 with her partner, Stephen Harty, where she still practices.