About:
Silvie Kilgallon is a conceptual artist working chiefly in embroidery and ceramics. Currently she is engaged in a project to translate all twenty-four books of the Iliad. This blog is the documentation of her progress through the project.

16th October 2014

Post reblogged from The Classicist with 7 notes

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On Monday evening I was planning to cook tea, then spend good few hours working on the Iliad. It’d been a good day, I still had lots of energy and was feeling motivated by the people around me.

Then I accidentally set the kitchen on fire. Emergency services were called, A&E was visited. I am fine. the kitchen is structurally sound and most of the damage is aesthetic. My sewing is also fine. But I need to spend the next few days cleaning and repainting, etc.

Tagged: rebageling myself

29th August 2014

Link with 49 notes

Homer's Iliad poem stitched by Bristol student - BBC News →

Someone just drew my attention to this, which I missed before.

Tagged: stitched Iliadtagamemnonembroideryart

29th August 2014

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Stitched Iliad Interview →

I was in BBC Broadcasting house Bristol this morning, doing a short interview on the Iliad project for BBC Radio Bristol. I’m in the last ten minutes or so if anyone would like to listen. 

Tagged: tagamemnonstitched iliadbbc interview

28th August 2014

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Day 78.

Day 78.

Tagged: tagamemnonstitched Iliadartembroiderycraftbook 278

15th July 2014

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Day 77.

Day 77.

Tagged: tagamemnonstitched Iliadembroiderysewingartcraftbook 277

13th May 2014

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Day 76. 

This post is dedicated to grrlcookery
And darkness-be-my-friend-  for asking where I was/if I was okay. I probably wouldn’t be posting this without those precious messages of support, so: with all sincerity, thank you. 

It’s been a while, I know. The last however many months have been busy (PhD upgrade - I passed), hard (landlady illegally tried to kick us out of our house, but of course we then had to move anyway - who wants to stay where they’re so obviously not welcome?), and rough (health, money, stress). 

I’m really trying to get back on top of things and have some semblance of routine and productivity in my life, but I don’t want to make any promises about being back in full flow for now, because I’ve tried to get back into things before and just crashed myself again. 

Here’s hoping I update again tomorrow.

Day 76.

This post is dedicated to grrlcookery
And darkness-be-my-friend- for asking where I was/if I was okay. I probably wouldn’t be posting this without those precious messages of support, so: with all sincerity, thank you.

It’s been a while, I know. The last however many months have been busy (PhD upgrade - I passed), hard (landlady illegally tried to kick us out of our house, but of course we then had to move anyway - who wants to stay where they’re so obviously not welcome?), and rough (health, money, stress).

I’m really trying to get back on top of things and have some semblance of routine and productivity in my life, but I don’t want to make any promises about being back in full flow for now, because I’ve tried to get back into things before and just crashed myself again.

Here’s hoping I update again tomorrow.

Tagged: stitched Iliadtagamemnonembroideryartsewingbook 276

2nd August 2013

Photo with 7 notes

Day 75.

Day 75.

Tagged: artcraftembroiderysewingstitched iliad75book 2

1st August 2013

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Day 74.

Day 74.

Tagged: embroiderysewingartcraftstitched iliadtranslationhomer74book 2

25th July 2013

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Day 73.

Day 73.

Tagged: stitched iliadhomerepicclassicspoetryancient greektranslationcolourembroiderysewingartcraft73book 2

24th July 2013

Photo reblogged from The Classicist with 3 notes

theclassicistblog:

Day 72.

I took a few days off because I need to buy more thread and needles, an because of our minor heat wave. I do not function well in heat.

theclassicistblog:

Day 72.

I took a few days off because I need to buy more thread and needles, an because of our minor heat wave. I do not function well in heat.

Tagged: stitched iliadhomerclassicsepicpoetryancient greektranslationcolourembroiderysewingartcraft72book 2artists on tumblrSilvie Kilgallon